Hi gang, I am getting started on the bass (I've been playing guitar for a few years) and I'm interested in going with a 6-string (love that prog rock!). I'm also interested in Minimum Cash Layout. The purpose here is personal enjoyment and jamming with friends, not serious gigging. I've tried out a few models in stores (unfortunately, these days I don't have the time for this that I'd like), and seen a few for sale online, and I'm looking for recommendations as to something in the low end worth getting. I've seen some things like a Fernandes Gravity 6, a Tobias (unsure of the model #), and an Ibanez SR506 around the $600 price point, although I'd really like to keep it under $500. A strong contender right now is the Carlo Robelli (Sam Ash store brand), which they sell for only $350 new. It seemed to play fine when I tried it out, but I don't really have much to compare it to. Any suggestions/ recommendations will be much appreciated!!!