Hello everyone, I guess there are two questions in this one post. I'm looking to buy a 5-string bass now. I've tried many P-style ones and Yamahas, and a few other ones at my local music stores and most of them didn't feel very comfortable, since I have small hands. Today I played a Squier Affinity Jazz V. It was the first time I played a J-style bass. The neck didn't feel much bigger than that of a 4-string P-bass (which I'm very used to by now), and I liked the string spacing. I like a warm tone with lots of mid and bottom, and my P-bass knockoff modded with the quarter-pounder pickup and flatwound strings does just the trick. The Jazz (with roundwounds, I assume) didn't sound quite mellow enough. I tried using the neck pickup only, but there was a huge amount of buzz. I knew this was supposed to happen, but I didn't expect it to be so noisy! Is there any way to fix this? Do better basses or higher quality pickups produce less noise? Or are there separate humbucking pickups for J bass? Finally, can anyone recommend some other 5-string basses with slim necks I could try? It doesn't have to be Fender-style. Thank you.