what do you have your eye on? is it something feasible, or a bit of a stretch? after much, much, much deliberation, i have decided what my next bass will be (probably). it p's, it j's, it does classic sounds, it has some modernity going for it and people seem enthralled with it. i like the current look and features more than the older ones, and the blue is sassy. it's more than i want to spend, but i kept talking myself up the ladder. "for a few bucks more you can have the active model", then "for a few bucks more, you can have the mij one", then "for a few bucks more, you can get the blue one". so i'm hoping a nice used one comes along. the nut is slightly wider than a j but not a p width, these are smaller, lighter, more ergonomic and possibly more playable than your average p/j, yamaha is super underrated and i just feel good about mij stuff. it's a little different, which i enjoy, and should cover a whole lot of bases. runner up might be the mij ibanez talman bass, which isn't much different than this. maybe after tax time i'll get lucky with something. some used sunburst ones fall into the $1000-1100 range, so i hope that happens with a blue one, too.