I need a 5 string for concert band... It is the beginning band class, and there are no tubas... so I was recruited to play tuba parts on my barse. Problem is, I have 4 strings... And they don't go as low as I need them to, and if I tune any of them BEAD, it just sounds like ass. I don't want a lame one, I may as well get a good 5 that won't leave me desiring more in 5 months. My options seem to be: Spector Performance Ibanez Yamaha Essex/Brice (If I really have to...) Used? I don't want a 5 string... but it is a necessary evil at the moment. I could get away with a ultra-cheap one, because I don't play 5's or anything that requires one... But I'm sure it will come in handy eventually, so I may as well get an intermediate 5 that wont leave me wanting.