I'm in the market for a new 5 string and I have a friend that swears by Spector. Spectors are one of those manufacturers that I've never really had all that much interest in, and don't really know much about. He has allowed me to play a few of his multitude of Spectors, all of which are the pricey American type, but he has lots of nice things to say about the models that normal people like me can afford too. The ones I played were impressive and felt good in my hands, but of course the least pricey one was still worth $2500 or so. Understanding that I have been mostly a Fender guy my whole playing life and currently own a few American Precisions and a Jazz, his advice to me is to sell everything and buy a good model Spector, like a Euro. My preference would be to possibly sell or trade my Geddy Lee and use the cash toward a Spector 5 model that doesn't cost ridiculous sums of money (I've never spent over a grand for a bass in my life). So, understanding that my knowledge of Spector instruments is limited, as is my willingness to spend over $1000, what advice would you guys offer me as far as what Spectors are worth looking at, and what is to be avoided? How do they stack up against, say, a used Skyline or Brubaker Brute? Should I just go ahead and sell my four string Fenders and buy a Euro? (I rarely play 4 string these days).