The budget is gonna be 700 bucks and I've been wondering, what is a nice solidly built bass that can get beat up a bit, holds a nice rocking tone and has a somewhat versatile sound......a 5 stringed bass preferably. I've been pretty fond of those ibanez ergodine basses, the one with 2 humbuckers, as crappy as it may seem for lacking wood, I think you can get a nice tone if you tweak it a bit more. I tend to go in the moshpit and play bass and even though I haven't dropped my bass or scratched it, no risks are wanted. I also looked into the used department, since I can get a nice one for a nice price. so to sum this up, what is a solid 5 stringer that can take a beating and packs a strong versatile tone under 700 bucks.