I currently own 2 basses, a Sadowsky MS5 and Ibanez GWB1. They cover up my needs for a good basic fretted bass and for a good fretless. I am still looking for a bass, but I really don't know which one. So if you could recommend a bass that is something like this: -5 string fretted -articulate, not boomy -growly -kind of hifi-tone with a solid bottom end and sparkly highs when needed -very bassy I've thought of a few choices. A pre-Gibson Tobias, MTD, Fodera or F-bass. Which do you think is the best of these options, and why? Do you people have any sound clips of F-basses? What do they really sound like? Which would be a better choice for fretboard woods, maple or ebony?