Ok, so basically... I'm running a Mesa 400+ through a BagEnd Q10BX-D, and a Really Crappy Ibanez Ergodyne Bass through it all, and she's just not cutting it. What I need is something with growl in the bottom end, Some poppier mids that will actually cut, and Prominent highs for some slap/pop jazz style stuff, and plenty of bass chords. I play only with fingers and thumbs.... noooo picking. I played a Stingray 5 through some other tube heads, and I was really impressed with it all around, but I'm curious as to what else would satisfy my criteria.... Basically, I'm not looking to spend much more than $2500 Canadian... It needs to be rough enough that I can rock the **** out with it and not worry about getting a scratch on it, but sound sweet enough that it's comparable to Star Jones' Angelic Voice. Oh, and it needs to be a 5 string. Any suggestions OTHER than a Musicman Stringray 5... because that's really what we're looking at right now if nothing else comes up. Or, really any suggestions as to wood combinations would be greatly appreciated... I was kinda looking at an Ash Body and Maple Fretboard, but I'm not really all that smart with that kind of thing. Anyone know of a website that gives some kind of a description with how the body/neck/fretboard woods will sound? Thanks so much D00ds! Kevin.