Howdy, I'm a guitarist looking to take up bass. I was looking into smaller scale 5 or 6 string basses. I plan to tune like a guitar (low string to E) and use some of the chord shapings and picking styles that I've developed on guitar. I'd like something that can get a nice punchy funk tone and also gets a nice sound when slapping.... hoping to stay around $500... any insight is appreciated. Thanks.