Ok, I've read some of the previous threads about this bass... Let me give you some background. I'm a jazz/fusion guitarist having played and taught jazz guitar for over 25 years. I've been playing bass seriously for a few months using on a Korean Lakland bass. This bass sounds great but I'm finding myself wishing i had some more strings. I'm considering a 6 string bass so that I can do more chordal and solo things. My primary usage for the bass will be in laying down parts for original tunes but I would also like to use it for some jazz/fusion duo/trio things and I'm thinking that the extra strings will give me more to work with in terms of chordal voicings and solo stuff. One thing i would want is fairly low action and good intonation all the way up the neck, allowing me to do solo lines in the upper register with good tone, etc... There's a banged up TRB6 at a local store that they're asking about $800 for so I'm wondering if I'd be better off getting that or a new TRB1006. Unfortunately, nobody carries the 1006 in this area so I'd probably buy from musicians friend and return it if it's a dud. Any thoughts would be appreciated.