I've been thinking a lot lately about getting a five string bass again. I had a couple Ibanezes but they really didn't do much for me. I'm thinking I need something with a big fat booty and really not a hifi type sound. I really like the sound of my old G&L SB-2 with the TI Flats, but I'm not too sure how it compares with some of the other stuff around. I guess a P sound is what I'm looking for? But I don't like the looks of a P-bass. The pickguard on those makes me not want to pick it up. I also want two pickups. One pickup is probably all I REALLY need, but I'm going to feel like I'm missing something if I don't have two on there. And probably a more narrow string spacing at the bridge. I felt that the BTB405 I had was really a bit too wide for my comfort. Budget wise, I'm not sure. I'm positive I won't be shelling out $3000 for a bass anytime soon, but if I found my perfect fit, I may be willing to spend $2000. It would have to really be perfect though for that much money. Then again if what's calling to me turns out to have a disrespected name on the headstock, I'm not too proud to play that..