I have been looking at Ibanez bass guitars and that is because of the small neck size and the credentials that go along with the Ibanez name. I was at a guitar store yesterday and I picked up a YamahaTRBX304. ( selling for $350.00 ) My first impression was that it looked like it was made better than the SR 200,300 and 400 that I previously tried out. I then put a SR 300 next to the above yamaha and to be honest, I would have to be looking through a microscope to be able to see the difference in neck width. To the eye, both looked identical but for some reason all I ever read about is how Ibanez has the narrowest neck. Has anyone had any experience, good or bad, with Yamaha basses? Just by going by looks and feel, the Yamaha, to me , seems like a higher quality made guitar. Ibanez has a great name in acoustic, electric and bass guitars and they are probably one of the best promoted guitar brands out there. Then there are those that have told me that they felt that Ibanez bass guitars under $1,000 looks like very expensive toys because of their lack of weight and in some cases, a plastic looking body. I don't agree but I guess everyone has their opinion.