How many of you have had your bass choose you? To date I have had only one bass, an Ibanez ATK 4 string. It is a nice bass, and I hadn't any issue per se. Then again, I had never tried anything REALLY better than it. Then this weeking I took off for Portland (frm Seattle) for a weekend. I thought I would hit all the big independent music stores down there and try some higher end basses. After several stores, I started to discuss the idea with the salesman at one shop that had higher end basses that I really believed you should not choose your bass, but your bass should choose you. Right after I said that, he turned around and handed me a really boring looking used Warwick Steamer STD. Told me he thought it was the best bass in the store hands down. He was right. It was amazing! Yeah, I know that this is a lower end (for Warwick) model, and with it's passive electronics (thought 2 pick-ups), it really has basically one sound. But the FEEL is unreal! It plays like butter. Low action and almost effortless. I tried a Thumb right before it, and this thing just felt so much better. In the end I bought it as my first 5-string. I brought it home, and my 10 year old, who is learing upright now in 5th grade, sat down and tried it. He had tried the ATK in the past but preferred the upright he was learning. Tonite, he didn't want to let go of the Warwick! He too thought it just felt great. Didn't even want to give it back to me! So today, my new (used) bass chose me.