Im a one bass guy right now, and probably always will be. A 2011 American Standard strung with flats has been my main bass since the day it was bought new, and it gets played every day, every rehearsal, and every gig. For the ska band Im currently in, and the other music I enjoy, its sound is perfect, and the wah pedal, compressor, and overdrive pedals work great with it. As a newer player (about 3 years) I still take lessons, and have the strong urge to keep learning. My teacher, without being pushy, has gradually shown the advantages of moving to a 5, and it seems like making this switch sets me up better for long term versatility, growth, etc. So what are my options? My thought was to initially get an Ibanez x05 for a few hundred, and even auditioned a few. It wasnt a very inspiring experience not sure why. Since the P-bass experience has worked out so well, should the Precision V be the obvious choice? Unlike the 4, there arent 50+ years worth of reviews and recordings. Where does it stack up with 5 strings? I know its passive, probably heavy, and definitely low-tech, but is there anything to be concerned about? Thanks for the help. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!