I usually gig with my Geddy and take a 'spare' in case of a string break or accident. Because it is very light I usually take my Yamaha 170 which was incredibly cheap and has a great sound. At a recent gig comprising 90% male accountants (who hated music...so why book a band ? ) I switched to the Yamaha and played the whole 2nd set with it. The sound was amazing,my shoulder felt great and it got me wondering what gems we are over looking for the sake of 'whats in vogue' Whats the best 'value' bass you have got that spends most of its time in a case or on the wall.