I was just wondering if anyone else played a Dean bass. I have had mine about 5 months and love it. It is a Dean Q5, and I only payed $421 for it. The action is great and the neck is fairly fast. I love the EMGhz dual soapbars, and I get a nice sound from the low B. Now you must understand that I only consider myself to be just above beginer as a player, and I just spent the last year as an intern, so I made $0 a month. The dean, at the time, was a good by for the looks, playability, and electronics. Plus it was in my budget. Anyway, I was thinking of spending around $2000 on my next bass and was also wondering if anyone has a reccomendation for a goor 4 or 5 string fretted in that range. Thanks!