I've been playing the same Ibanez for years - an SR1200, which for the most part has served well, but I feel I've "outgrown" it in a sense. I thought about an Ibanez SR506 primarily because the used one I played at a GuitarCenter obviously had a pro setup done on it, and I can't recall the last time I felt so creative and played that much on another bass. It's also very lightweight! I was playing that thing for at least 2 hours and was the last person there before the store closed. (Going from an SR1200 to a SR505/6 is probably a step backwards for some of you I'm assuming) I played an SR505 at another GC and was digging it until I picked up a used Washburn 6 that had a much better tone (very warm, and tight, slightly lacking in highs though - mellow but not bright) for funk/fusion/jazz, which I do play, but not as much/primarily over Prog rock. While at a relative's house I played about 10 of his basses. The Warwicks stood out. The action and feel of the 4's is incredible. (The 5's aren't really any much more of a burden.) The tone is so bright and punchy! I found these much more exciting and enjoyable to play over a new Spector and a Pedulla Rapture J5. Keep in mind I don't think I can afford gear in this range right now, but it may be an option in the near future. Anyway once I got home and picked up my SR1200, it was disheartening after playing those Warwicks. Anyway I'm wondering what some of you would recommend I should look at. My criteria: I like Ibanez basses because of the necks. I don't feel comfortable slapping on a 6, but do on a 5. I've only started seriously getting into slap recently. I like the 6 because it's a nice option to have if I ever need it. I like the 5 because it's right in "between" I have to have a low B I want something versatile enough that can go from playing Dream Theater & Incubus to Weather Report & Tower of Power . Contrary to the last statement, I like the tone, but am not a Fender person. Thoughts?