I am buying a 5 string bass later this year. I tried one out at a store. I think it was a peavey. I don't know what model it was but it sounded pretty good. I want to buy one of those ibanez ergodyne 5 strings because that's what fieldy and sam rivers plays. If you have any models that you think are good just let me know. And you can suggest other brand names because I'm just lokking for the best 5 string bass.