i'm seeing all these what were your first 3 basses, what are your 3 newest basses type of threads, and i thought i'd talk about what's REALLY important top many of us on talk bass - your NEXT bass or what are the two basses you're choosing between? i'm torn between 2 seafoam green fender beauties, both MiM - a mustang and a Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass Sea Foam Pearl. i regretted selling my mustang, and unlike a lot of people, i love the sound of the mustang pickups, and fender says i can't buy new ones from them. my plan after i couldn't buy the pickups new was to buy used mustang pickups and put them in another bass - i actually bought the bass to put them in, but both sets i bought had problems, so i'm thinking of buying an entire mustang to replace the one i sold. the other one is the PJ bass i tried in store and it blew me away. it had a gloss neck, not as versatile as one that isn't gloss, but very nice, and sounded wonderful. since i can't budget for both basses, i'm torn, but i expect get one of them. what's YOUR next bass going to be or what are the two contenders?