GAS is an awful thing, and the pains are even worse when you don't have the funds to get something new. My friend has just solved my problems -- He is letting me spend his money!! My friend emailed me and said that he wants a good bass for his studio. He told me to find the best 5 string (new or used) he could get for $1200!!! He prefers a 35" scale, and wants to buy one outright, and not bid on it (thus, no eBay). Give me your suggestions, or links to retailers that have some great deals. I check Bass Northwest, Bass Palace, Bass Emporium, Bass Central, Bass Alone, etc. all the time for deals, but some of you may have a local shop that has something. Let me know what you can find -- and let's spend Sam's money!!!!