I know, I know. They are very different. But the thing is I want to buy a new bass. My brother will be coming back from States on 25th. So I can't pass up this opportunity. I need a B string, but I don't feel like I need a C. And I won't be slapping around much, so five or six wont matter a lot. I have played two rbx775s here, found them comfortable. One of them had some fingerboard problems but the other was pretty nice. But the sound was... how can I put it.. toneless. There is a note but no tone. Sterile would you call it? Or generic? I wouldn't know. I found pretty much no versatility on the tone either. And I absolutely dislike the look of the bass. Finish is hard to take care off, and looks plastic. I don't have the means to play an HXB here, but I am a customer of Rondo, a happy one at that, and looks like lots of people are too. I like the looks of it, neck looks comfortable, there is a C string if I feel the need but I don't really know how it plays, how it sounds et cetera. I expect a nice tone out of it though. With some variability in tone. Ok. Since I don't have this opportunity much, and since I am buying without playing, I have to think about the resale value. If I dislike them, Yamaha will sell in no time and I will probably make a profit out of it too. While Brice would be hard to sell for the price I paid. Brand names mean a lot here. Yamaha with hardcase sells for 400 shipped, and Brice with hardcase 350 shipped. Both are good deals. Thats about it. Please please help me decide. I have to order one tomorrow. Thanks.