well, i went to a gc in north dallas to pick out a new bass. my budget was around $2000. i played all the nicer basses they had their, from some brand new pedulla raptures and used thunder basses, to the assorted warwicks, and a used roscoe, and a few others. to my surprise, all the basses were set up well, so i think i got a good feel on how they all played. i played them through a mesa boogie tube amp(i dont remember the model), and some mesa cabs, so i got a good a good idea of the tones of these basses. all the pedullas had pancakes for necks, so i ruled them off. they sounded good, but weren't exactly my thing feel wise, and tone wise. the roscoe was pretty cool, but it weighed a ton, and i didn't like the feel enough to consider it. don't get me wrong, i am in no way bashing these basses. thay were beautiful, and sounded good, but were not my cup of tea. then i played some of the wicks they had. the double $$ corvette was cool, but not the tone i was lookin for. i didn't like the streamer jazzman's feel. so i got to an infinity sn, and a bo thumb 5 string. now i was lookin for a 4 string, so i thumb 5 had to fill in for a 4(i know they sound and feel different, but they are close enough)after much playing and eatin lunch at papa doux, i told them to order me a thumb bo 4. it was a hard choice between the thumb and infinity, but i liked the sound and feel of the thumb a liitle more.