I know I should go play each one and decide for myself which to get, and I will, just wanted to hear what others thought as well. I am working as much as I can this summer, and once I pay for school this year, want to get a new setup. I am in a band who is really starting to play alot of little gigs, and starting to get into some bigger ones (big to me anyway ). These are the basses I was thinking of, either musicman stingray, rick, or possibly a F j-bass. We play kind of an alternative hard rock style, kinda hard to explain in words. Right now I am still using my old peavy foundation Which I baught used 3 years ago when I started.