Last weekend I attended a bass camp - I try and do those about twice a year, just to reinvigorate my interest in playing. One of the upsides is getting to play other people's basses
Two in particular really struck my fancy:
1. Sire V8 (4-string): incredible neck, bit on the heavy side but what a load of bang for the buck!!!
2. Squier VM Jaguar: this one really, REALLY impressed me.
The Squier was a beater bass, complete with a "producer switch" and chopsticks taped to it by way of a Gary Willis ramp. But I'll be damned, it was an impressive bass. Especially through the all-tube preamp which our teacher had brought along. I was riffing on Sabbath and early Uriah Heep for about ten minutes before I realized where I was and why I was there. Which was NOT to riff on Sabbath and Heepsongs
Anyway, needless to say I now want one of those Jags. I definitely do not need it. Which basses are on your want-but-don't-need list?