Help Spend My $700
I know $700 isn't a lot of money for a bass. That being said, if you had $700 to spend on your first five string, what would you buy and why?
Additional Information: I haven't been playing bass terribly long (about 1.5 years). I've only played 4 string up to this point. I've owned a Schecter P/J, Epi T-Bird Pro, MIM Fender J, and Peavey Fury (Split P) up to this point. I haven't been terribly disappointed or over the moon with any of them, but I will say I've preferred the Fender J and Peavey Fury over the others. I'm not too stuck in my ways yet regarding active or passive electronics, pickup configurations, etc. I play at church and with a christian recording artist. Based on what I've encountered the last 1.5 years, I think I would get a lot of use out of the low B.
5 strings I have played so far include the Ibanez ATK 805e (can get used in my price range and was pretty pleased with it when I played it at GC); SUB Ray5 (holy crap this one sucked, but it was at GC and was probably set up terribly/abused quite extensively); Squier VM Jazz V (again, disappointed, but also at GC); Schecter Diamond P5 (was pretty pleased with this one); and various Ibanez SR**5 types (none that blew me away).
I plan to buy used, unless I end up not being able to find what I want used, then I'll buy new if it's under the $700 mark.
Interested in hearing what you guys have to say. Thanks in advance and I'll check back often!