I need a 5 string bass that can tune to G#, C#, F#, B, E and still have good tone definition on the low strings. My budget for this is around $500 max, not much to work with unfortunately. Can anyone throw out some model name/numbers they have done this successfully with. I plan to go to music shops and try out different basses and find one that sounds good tuned low, but I'd like to have some model numbers to look for to make my search more effiecent. Right now it looks like 35" scale will be beneficial, although some people seem to have success doing this with 34" so I guess it just depends how the bass is built. Any suggestions are appreciated.