I think it's almost new bass time for me, but I'm not sure what I could get. I already have: -A long-scale Fender-type -An active bass -A short scale -A Hofner w/ flats -A 5-string ... So I seem to have all the bas(s)es (that I'll actually need) covered. I have no need for 6 or more strings and my amp/rig is fine. I'll most likely settle on a standard long-scale. I'd like to keep it sub-$500, but $900 would be my absolute limit if needed. Suggest away, I guess!