I've recently had uncertainties about the purchase of my next bass and am seeking advice. I've been playing for nearly a year now and am currently playing a pre-used Ibanez Sr506 i got for 400 bucks. While it is a solid bass, it's used nature has sparked up some problems. My high C keeps going down until it touches the pickup making it virtually unplayable, I can't play certain higher notes as it results in a very annoying clinking sound, and tapping sounds very uneven on higher frets, producing a similar clink (I once thought this was a result of my technique, but after playing a brand new model of the same instrument i was assured it isn't me). While I am certain my next purchase will be a better amp, I am currently entertaining the thought of purchasing my "dream bass" afterwards, a Music Man Bongo 6. I played a 5 string model in a guitar shop and fell in love with it, it has everything I could want out of a bass at this point and time. Would it be worthwhile getting it so early on? My hope is that it'll put an end to the "i wish i had" attitude i am plagued with and will help me focus on my playing, and give me a bass I can be comfortable playing for a long time to come, but I am also aware that the bass is far beyond me even if I do practice as much as I can. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.