Well I'm days away from my new bass, This is make's my move from beginner to intermident complete. These are what I am thinking of buying. Used Fender P I know what it is know how it sound plays and know everything about these basses. If I buy one It will last forever and can be used for almost anything. The highways felt to fake for me and the colours I don't like. Aerodyne is to much of a jazz I think for me. No dots and to glossy. Other then that I like. ESP B 154 I like how this baby play and sounds and the price is amazing. I also liked the 5 string of this bass to. It is kind of a beginner to active pup and such but that see thru blue is great. WashBurn taruse(SP) I love the look and feel of the neck. The neck wasn't as thin as fender Jazz but had close tone. Only problem is I only like the all knobs trun to 10 tone on Jazz bass' Problem is its a neck thrugh. Bass' I'm looking at but haven't played. ESP Viper 254 I haven't played one yet I like the look and the custom pups that come with it. This bass would give my playing an edge that would be vary nice. Problem is its a neck thrugh Fender Sting I like the wood grain showing but not the sunburst. I herd the pup isn't a good thumb rest and I really digg into the pup wih my thumb. I also love sting. The New P bass special I herd is more for a Jazz bass player wanting a P. Then a P player looking for more. Those are my choices if you think there kin of all over well I'm that way as a person.