Hi everybody. Just curious about your requirements in this regard. Of course, I don't lose sight of the fact that there are LOTS of variables involved in such decision (making a bass your #1 one), but I'm pointing to a basic set of features that would make a particular bass a strong candidate in your list. My main bass, for instance, has lots of "bells and whistles", but some of them are "incidental" (in lack of a better word) compared to other "essential" features, which for me are: - 5 strings - 24 frets - 34" scale - 18.25 mm. string spacing at the bridge - 3-band EQ - Two pickups (BTW, is it such instrument currently in production? I don't know of any) As a counterexample, I also own some great 4-stringers that I love and have their own place in what I do, but lacking that low B string is enough for me to disqualifying them from the #1 spot. So, which are your "essential features"? Again, just out of curiosity. Thank you for your input!