I am inspired by many of the postings on this site...seemingly great players and people....with international flavor too! Wow if I had more money and time...., fatherhood, being a good husband, a teaching career, coaching.. golf, shooting, the gamut of excuses why I am not a better player is endless! But I am recommitting myself to learning how to read properly and working on my technique(quietly in the basement while my daughter is asleep!). After some time being fascinated by Mr. Patitucci's playing, especially on Elektric Band stuff, I am looking to get educated on six string bass and basses...TRB 1006 seems appealing and semi-affordable-around $900 new. How is the quality... ? Not too much info on this model in previous searches..... I have always played more prog rock/metal stuff through a 4 string Fender GL Jazz and a 75-PBass(possible FS/FT) with bright sounding roundwounds...but am intrigued at expanding my playing style and range.... I have read previous posts about basses beyond 5 strings, but many of those basses are beyond my price range and needs- I am not in a working band, and unfortunatley the prospects of being in one are looking rather bleak in the short term.....boo hoo. So I do not NEED a $2000 dollar bass(WANT) Any TRB or 6 string players out there???????????? I have medium sized hands, so any suggestions on OTHER brands or models in that range as well???????