I'm going to play electric bass (hopefully) with my school band after marching season, so I figured I would start looking now. I didn't want to move my MIA Fender Deluxe V back and forth between school (nor do I think it's possible considering my bus situation...), so I want a good, less expensive (like under $500 at most, but hopefully below $400) bass to keep in my locker. It doesn't have to be a Jazz bass. I'd actually like some variety. I would prefer five strings just for playing scales, but I never use the low B so that's not a huge deal. Active electronics is a plus, but not a big deal. If possible, maple fretboard. And uh...it's gotta sound good. So what would you all suggest? At the moment I've been looking at the G&L Tribute L2500. But I've never actually gotten to play one so I'm not sure if I'd like how they sound. Also, the recent price increase has left be a little hesitant. Are there any other basses that I should be looking at? I'm sure there's a ton, but what would you pick? Thanks!