I have been on the lookout for a second hand 5 string bass to start with (I mean start the 5er, I've been playing bass for close to 20 years). Essentially I brought it down to the three above mentioned instruments: Ibanez BTB 505 - $500 Yamaha NTB5II - $320 (added new active electronics) Fernandes APB5 - $530 (hardshell case included) The thing is, I cannot try them prior (ordering from a distanced seller), so I was wondering if you could help me make an informed decision. The main issues: - what is the string spacing on those? - scale length on Yamaha? - how does the neck feel? Overall value for the money? Thanks in advance!