I'm in a few different bands and I really enjoy having a low B string unless I am playing a oldschool blues gig. I only have 1 5 string right now, its a Gibson Tbird V. It sounds awesome and I love how it plays and feels, and it is perfect for my rock stuff, but I have a more pop style band that it's just not fitting into. At least that's my excuse for GAS'ing for another 5 string with more of a P/J vibe. I play for drunks and tourists in the bars in northern Michigan. People don't know or care about what I'm playing, and I don't care about showing off but I like do like nice stuff that feels and sounds good when I play it. And of course like the rest of you, I also love to fret and agonize out loud about the right bass to spend my hard earned loot on. So hence my post, to bother you about your thoughts on the subject. What to buy. How much to spend. Here's the current incarnation of possibilities: I have a chance on a MPG Level 5 or a G&L 1500, both sound amazing from the reviews I've read, but either will cost me about the same in cash and trade. Or I could spank my credit card for $200 and own a Squier VM Jaguar with a gig bag. People seem to rave about the VM's. I have a old Squier P that I absolutely love, its my blues rig. So what do you think?