So(1), after several months of dinking around with my Gretsch Junior Jet II, (which I got because I was told that the short scale would make it easier for my "little girly hands" to transition from 6-string to bass) I'm ready for (as Tim the Toolman would say More Power. I want a long-scale 5-string. My problem is that I live in a dinky town where I can't just go down to the guitar store and pick out one I want. And I've listened to YouTube videos, and read reviews, and I've narrowed my choice down to two: Ibanez' BTB 675, or ESP/LTD's F-5E. I'm interested in other people's opinions of these two guitars, and opinions on which would be better for a late beginner / early intermediate player (whose hands aren't really that "little girly" after all). Explanations of your opinions would also be great. I live in my head a lot. (1)Have you ever noticed you can tell a geek right off from the way they open with "so" even if they're not concluding from any previous statement? Yeah.