I am about to venture into purchasing my first five string bass, and I would like to have some opinions on my choices. I have played all of them, except the Brubaker. Other suggestions are awesome as well and my specs would be: My budget is $1100 max used or new, I prefer wide string spacing and either active or passive are fine. I am looking for a nice, I hate to use the term, "growly" tone for rock, but I am playing more jazz/gospel now as well. All those I have played, I have liked. My researched choices: 1. Used MTD KZ 5 2. Used Lakland 55-02 3. New Brubaker Brute (looking at the MJ5) 4. New G & L Tribute 2500 Any suggestions would be appreciated. Peace.