Well...*storyteller voice on* It all started one day when Nick pulled out his 8 month old Squier P. Nick started practicing when an all-too-familiar piercing twang, zzzzzzzz hit his ears. He looked at the vibrating open A and watched it bounce of the first fret. He then moved his hand down past the octave and began to play high notes. "Twang, twang, plink," the poor Squier complained. Nick began muttering angrily to himself as he moved to get the allen wrench out of his case to adjust the neck, an all-too-familiar ritual. This time, however, it was different. As he inserted the allen wrench, he realized the nut that adjusts the truss rod was completely separated from the truss rod. He began muttering even more angrily and scowling, then smiled and decided it was time to get a new bass. He had been wanting to move up to a five-string bass anyway. *storyteller voice off* So, there's the background, did you enjoy it? Now, I'm in the market for a decent, mid-price ranged 5 string. I want the tonal variation to be very versatile. For the most part I'll use the deep lowend; I also want it with some decent mid and a bit of a twangy high(listen to the offspring-come out swinging and you get the idea). Now, I was thinking about one of these: MTD Kingston 5(yes, I do like the pickguard) Peavey Fury 5 Yamaha RBX-765(I might have missed a letter somewhere in there...basically the discontinued Yamaha midpriced fiver) Or this thing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=906189156 So what do you folks think?