I've worked up about $550 (slowly earning more) and I'm definitely wanting a 5 string. The tone I like is really punchy and agressive. Ex- the bass line playing on www.access-bass.com is the general sound I'm going for. A few basses I've been looking at are Conklin GT, Rockbass, MTD Kingston, Lakland Skyline and others I can't remember. I haven't heard all of them and I know some I'd have to save more money. Please don't flame me for having another 'what should I get' post. I'm just looking for some help from true bassists.