I played for twenty-plus years before ever finding a five string that I liked. Now that I have a goal to save up for, a 55-02 in this case, I need to know what makes a good contrast/backup bass. I always have had two basses, a fretted and a freless. Both to have a backup bass if my main went down, and to have a good contasting tone available. Now I need to come up with a 5-er to go with the still-hypothetical 55-02. I have heard great things about feel and playability on the MTD Heir 5 and the Cort/Elrick JPS. But how about sound? Nobody carries either line locally. Since I live in a sleepy little area of only 5 million or so souls we don't rate dealers of other than what GC carries. Now if you want to see a Fender Ibanez Warwick etc... those are easy to find. Now show me a Sadowsky. No? How about a Benavente? They exist. No really, I've seen pictures. Just not here. Help me guys.