I am looking for some help in acquiring a 5 string bass. I have been playing 4 strings on and off for 30 years, but am looking to get a 5 string. I presently play a Ric 4003, Lakland 4-94, Fender Precision MIA, G&l ASAT, G&l L2K and an ESP B-404. I would like a good quality 5 string bass to help me decide if I want to move to 5 strings as the feature instrument. My issue is that I don't want to spend in the area of the 4-94 lakeland, but am willing to go to the $750-$1000 range. I am leaning toward Fender and Lakland skyline, but have read good thinks about Ernie Ball. I play mostly classic and newer adult rock. HELP!!!!! Suggestions would be appreciated!!!