And I bought an Ampeg SVP-BSP, and played three different basses. The first was a red Bongo HH, the second was an orange figured maple acoustic (Tacoma, I think), and the third was one of Fender's new 24-fret Jazz Basses. I also bought a Niacin DVD and a book of chords for bass by the incredible Jonas Helborg. I loved the Bongo, and I see why so many of you like it. The acoustic was nice. But the real surprise was the Jazz. Normally, I hate Fenders. Up until today, I've never played one that I'd buy. This bass, however, was a completely different story. The playability, tone, and looks were all great. Not to mention the amazing price ($700). I LOVE THIS BASS, and will be buying one soon. Might throw a Kahler on it, as well. Also, I got the Ampeg for cost. $447.