Hi there guys and girls! It´s my first post and I would like to apoligize(sp) about my bad english, I hope I can express myself in a way you understand me. I play for about one year on a yamaha rbx 374 and I more or less happy with it, but I would like to take a step forward and move on to a 5 string. This is where all the trouble start. I want a 5 string with a fast neck and nice playability but it can not be something to expensive. I thought I could buy a more or less good bass with those caracteristics and then upgrade the eletronics over time. I play in a band, and we play metallica, moon spell nirvana and that sort of stuff, but I don´t want to get an instrument that only permits me to get that kind of sound, I´m interested in slap & pop; taping and I wish to became a good improvisor in some sort of jazz band. I know it maybe be a stupid request, you know, no , no good instrument, but I leave this here, maybe someone as a good tip or two. Thanks in advance and congratulations to all of you, I have learned a lot since I discovered this forum (5 or 6 months).