I've been playing mostly sixers recently, and I currently have three; a Warwick Thumb BO 6, a Douglas sixer that I forget the model # of, but it was cheap, and a Washburn XB926. The Washburn is a beautiful, well-constructed instrument, but its string spacing is so radically different than the other two that it's going away. In the past I've had others, most notably a Modulus Q6 that was a fantastic instrument. I've found that I prefer 34" to 35" basses just for comfort, although I *might* be willing to try a 35" bass again. So, here is the list I've come up with in the specified price range: -Carvin Icon -MusicMan Bongo 6 -Another Warwick, most likely used -Possibly a used Roscoe -Maybe another used Modulus Thoughts/comments/flames/etc.?