Well, I threw my idea of purchasing a beater bass out the window. I also tossed the idea of traveling with a bass. I'm just going to reinvest (hahaha) the proceeds from my bass liquidation into another instrument (5 string!). I really like my MTD 535, and will never sell it. Sometimes I find that it is just a bit too polite for me. I want something with more of a deep growl to it. I play mostly praise&worship, but love funk and rock styles. I'll be experimenting with jazz, but I'll always have my MTD as well. I'd love to have a Wal, but I don't have that kind of money. I'm looking for something under $1300 (the lower the better), and I will definitely check out the used market. A field trip to the local GC found me liking a Warwick Corvette standard 5. I tried a few other Warwicks, including a Streamer Stage II and Corvette Jazzman, but I liked the standard a little more. The standard reminded me of my old Thumb NT which I really liked. I dumped the Thumb due to ergonomics.... What else should I look at? If you were choosing a warwick in my price range, which would you choose?