I'm thinking of buying a good 5 string in the near future and need some help. I need a good bass under $1000 that wil last a LONG time. I have no job so I don't have a constant cash flow. I'm looking for a bass that can pump out the lows but can also handle the high register. I tend to play more slow stuff than hard but sometimes I just need to *attempt* the funk. All suggestions are welcome as I have a long while to think about it. Oh, I have tried a MIA Jazz V for $800, nice bass but I just want to look at my options. Thanks in advance.