I've been playing a MusicMan Bongo for the past two years. It's a great bass, but I've never been totally happy with it. I now have the opportunity to trade it, and a couple hundred (yeah, I'm taking a beating), for a new Spector LX4. I have two other Spectors, both Korean, and I love them. I can't justify a USA model, even though I live about five miles from where they're made. I've only ever parted with one guitar (I'm up to 17 of them); I get attached even if I don't play them. I'm trying to justify this by telling myself that I'd rather someone who appreciates it play it rather than it just sit in my basement, but it's not working.