Well, I've been playing the bass for a year and a half, but still don't own a bass. Mainly I've just borrowed, or played the one at church, and kept putting this off. Now, I need some advice. I'm in India, and there isn't much as far as basses go. Most music shops have maybe two yamahas, two ibanezes and a few local brands, and that's it. They can order any bass I want them too, but I'd have to buy the bass without playing this first. In this situation, I guess I have no choice. I'm looking to spend around $400-$500. I've narrowed the choices down to either the ESP D-5 or the Ibanez SR505. Any other basses you could suggest in this price range I could look at? I play praise & worship, jazz and some rock. Thanks.