EDIT - Quest over, I have purchased an L2500. But read this thread anyway, there are a ton of great suggestions. Curious if I am missing anything while I look at getting a 5 string. I simply need one as it’s been over a year since I had my last one and I can use that low B on certain projects. A major bonus would be lighter weight. I have mainly been using a sub 8 pound Sadowksy so strapping on something that’s 9.5+ is kind of a bummer. To save a little time, I am very aware of Sire, plus here is what I have had in the past: Moollon 5 string J - Should never have sold it. Amazing bass. A little out of my range right now. I wish their necks were made a bit better, I had to get some fretwork done on it, but it was not a huge problem. Lakland Skyline 5560- Really nice, a bit sterile pickups, but I may consider a revisit on this one. Used one for 3 years that I got for basically nothing - $700. Lakland Skyline 5502 - Didn’t like it. The recording tone was not for me, and I was not a fan of the preamp even after getting inside and tweaking the mids. Peavey Cirrus (original American) - love this bass. It was on loan to me from a studio and it is super awesome. The main issue with it as a studio bass is the tone is a little too specific and it does not fit into as many mixes as I would like. I also prefer the look of something more classic like a P/J/Ray. That said, this bass is fantastic and one of my favorites in this price range. Just seeing if there are some sleepers out there that people have been enjoying (passive or active is fine). If I go up in range, I will probably be looking at the new Stingray Classic 5, which is on my short list, and of course so is a Sadowsky Metro. For now, I am not using a 5 so much that I want to invest at that level.