When you set out to buy a new bass, what guides your purchase decision over all else? I have two basses. My 2009 Ibanez Jet King was chosen because it was the cheapest bass in the shop, besides poor quality ones by the likes of Stagg. It was marked down by ⅔ as end of line so I snapped it up. Then late last year I purchased a Fender Standard Precision. That purchase was not so much financially motivated as I'd become ready (financially and spiritually) to buy a great instrument rather than a cheap one. My motivation here was perhaps a little purer - I loved the look of the Precison, its simplicity in hardware and as I've discussed in other threads after trying various Ps from various ranges, countries and manufacturers the one I bought was the first that felt perfect when played. So which one thing would you consider your main motivator? Sound? Hardware? Looks? Playability? Brand/model? Country of manufacture? Other?