What 5 string bass should I get? And no, I will not get an Essex... I can't buy something I haven't tried first, sorry. I was looking at those OLP Spector copies and was VERY impressed. And with those EMG's, who can argue? I want something with smaller string spacing... I won't be slapping on it much, if at all, so I don't require a big gap between the strings... Perhaps a Rockbass? Ibanez? I don't want to spend over $400... the most is $420, and thats with tax.