I went to Sam Ash today and I felt some serious GAS pains. I was hit with the "Upgrade Your Ibanez SR300DX" bug. I saw two of the most majestic basses, A Gibson Victory and a Jackson Chris Beattie Sig. They both played magically although I like the Jackson's neck a little better, it felt like a baseball bat, whereas the Gibson's reminded me of my Ibanez Jem guitar. I also dug the active preamp on the Jackson. I was wondering what your opinions where on these basses. I also wanted to know what that switch was on the victory and who Chris Beattie is. And if the Gibson's price was decent, $599. What do you think?