I'm a guitar player really just getting into 7 string and..well I need a 5 string Not adverse to getting a 6 as the low B (A) is really what's most important. Anyway, I've stumbled across these guys - The Douglas and the Brice as well as a local guy who is selling his Ibanez GSR206. I currently have a Peavy Milestone 3 and besides not being 5 strings there are 2 big things I haven't been able to come to terms with. The flop of the E turned to D string. Am I just used to the tightness of guitar? I play really heavy guage strings on guitar with pretty high action on the basses so it's like playing tree trunks... I can't really imagine what a low B tuned A would be like on a bass... Can either of these handle such a task? The other thing that's frustrating is how there seems to be SOOOOOOO much beautiful bass from 5-20 but the first 4 are really lacking. I REALLY like the string through body design on the brice, but also imagine I'd get a better low end with the douglas being longer scale and neckthrough. But intonation is important too because I do a lot of chordal stuff, often above the 12th fret. The milestone has served me well in getting some nice Justin Chancelor (Tool) sounds TBH so I'm really hoping to just improve all these problems....with a low B string edit - also wanted to add this guy to the list...has the string through body and while I prefer natural woods this guy has the recessed arm spot which I pretty much love. Thanks guys!