I rented an EBMM Sterling and really liked it, but being a beginner I don't think spending over $1000 on a bass is legit right now, so I'm looking at cheaper options such as the Sterlings. The SB14 is basswood. Is basswood cheap and I should stay away? I'm renting a Squier Classic Vibe P-bass and it feels all around cheap but at least lighter than the EBMM (it's a maple neck/fretboard & basswood body). I can't tell the difference between the Ray 34 & Ray 35 besides the pickguard (both are offered in either 4 or 5 strings, I'd get the 4). Am I missing something? Would a S.U.B. Sterling be a better option?