After receiving many helpful and inciteful replies on my post regarding fives and sixes, I have chosen to go with the fives <long applause, room quiets down after awhile> But, I don't know which to get. Now before you decide to look at some other thread, don't. (Please?) Yes I know there are plenty of threads on various 5-strings, but I have specific questions on specific brands. So please, when you answer/reply (if you do) only answer the questions for the basses I have chosen, please don't add anymore to my frustrated mind !!! Okay, first is the Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. How's the B string on these in general? Is it floppy and loose, or nice and tight? Also, is this one a backbreaker? How is the string spacing? (keep in mind these questions are as compared with other brands) And lastly, how easy is it to tap and slap on one of these beasts? Next, the Yamaha RBX765A fiver. Same questions on all of these. How's the spacing, how's the B (probably the most important thing to me), How's the tone, etc. And of course the Steinberger (I think that's how to spell it...) I'm not sure of the product # but its the one on MusicYo for $250. It has the squarish body. Is this a "weird" bass to play? And same questions as the above. Now for the rest of my choices, A custom Carvin, Spector NS2000 Q4, and an Ibanez SR405. Please tell me which of these you would choose and why!!!!!!!!!! Also, this is my first five so I don't want to buy a really cheap one or one that's way over my budget (over600$, I'm only 14). Thanks for any help at all in advance!!! One last note, the Fender is currently at the top of my list, but just by a little!!! Oh, and any thoughts on the wonderful world of fives (bad and good) are very, very welcome!!!!