Yes, there is Ibanez... Yamaha... Fender... Shecter... Spector... OLP... G&L... I'm getting a 5 soon. I went looking today, GC didn't have much in my range. They will give me a used G&L USA model for $425.. but its not all that beefy. The Ibanez they had lacked any balls at all... the top 4 strings were fine and punchy, but the low b was lame. Fenders are to heavy for my tastes.. I haven't played any shecters, but they seem nice. I don't need a great bass... I want something that sounds nice, has some punch, preferably active... and can take a beating. No brands barred... as long as it is under $550... hell, even if it is used.