Yep yep. I got loaded with about 500 over the christmas day, and dipping into the bank a bit, I can wing pretty much anything right around 600, give or take about 50 bucks (I'm topping out at about 600, but I'd like to stay around 500). I'm hyper paranoid about money, so I'd like to buy new, so any odd shortcomings can fall under either manufacterer or store warantee. And the other bass (Abuse bass, which is cast OUT!) seriously needs to leave, so I'm bringing in a bigger and better bass. So! Let the games begin. 4 or 5 (fretted) Wide string spacing Thin neck Light/Small Good construction (there WILL be a B string on the bass) Punch and/or Cuts through I'm just looking for a workhorse. Something I can use for a while. I don't want a "specific" sounding bass. Not a "funk" bass or a "modern" bass. Just a bass that get it's job done. I've had my eye on a Cort Curbow 4, but, I'm also dealing with about 200 more, which is all the difference. I might have to slide on up to Bass Central, and try out the MTDs...or something, I don't know. What would you guys say? Oh, and sorry, no Fenders. That's just about my only limitation. Thanks!