Went to guitar center today to get some strings and noodle on some basses. Here are my results. Shecter damien - sounded hooorible. Did like the bat inlays though. Ibanez sound gear - good feel not so great sound epi t-bird - I'm in love. Tried 3 of them one in silver burst, one in sun burst, and the goth. Loved all three. Peavey Foundation used - even more regret for selling my old one. This one had some dings to it that were threw the paint but it played and felt like a dream. ibanez edgodyn - it was alright. MM sterling - fun to tinker with but nothing I would ever own personally. There were a TON of Fenders hanging on the walls but i didn't bother trying any of them. Nothing wrong with Fender but so many people have them and that just kinda turns me off. but that (like all of this) is jmo. Played all of them through an acoustic combo amp. Not sure of the model though. All in all fun times and definalty know what my next bass is going to be.