I need a 5 string mainly for pop gigs and studio. Here's a few personal preferences: - 34" scale - Passive pickups and electronics preferred but could live with active... - 2 pickups - I dig single coil tone but I need noiseless PU - Light weight - Narrow neck - TIGHT low B - Budget up to $2-2.5k - New preferred, but used in GREAT condition ok... Please, do not suggest Fender (or similar) products - I already have all that I need in the Fender P and J department. Regarding Musicman: I've had a few Stingray H 4 in the past and I'm not in love with the top end. However, the Sterling 5 HS might be a good choice, even if active... Not sure yet... Finally, have to admit that I've tried a newer Steinberger XL-25 and despite that the instrument was totally unplayable (problem with the neck, bad overall feeling due to the small squared body, cheeeeap construction, etc), I liked the sound of the passive EMG pickups... So any ideas welcomed!