You might have seen my earlier thread concerning Kubicki basses, but the deal is. i live in England and have finally saved the money (about £1000, think it mite b in the region of 1600dollars possibly) for a decent bass, for my bassing career i have always wanted a stingray (can anyone tell me what G.A.S stands for) and now im at a point where i can afford one. but the other day my dad pointed out a kubicki x-factor for sale, i'd never heard of these but after some research it seems to be in the big league of basses. i know the different specks for the basses, wood, pickups, scale etc but it will be a while before i get too pick up the kubicki for a test run. i was wondering what anyone else would be leaning to in my situation or would you recommend another bass apart from a stingray or x-factor. i love the stingrays thumpy, hard hitting tone, can this be achieved by the x-factor? Sorry to droan on, too sum up....Kubicki x-factor or Stingray?