I'm having a hard time finding the bass I want. When I do find a bass I absolutely love, I remember that since I'm left-handed, it has to be, also. So that fun little fact just blows my plans to crap. I need a 5 string with tons of growl in it's sound and a nice slap tone for around a 1000 or less. Right now, I have a Mexican-made Fender Jazz bass. It would be alright, except for the fact that I don't like the tone i get from it at all..lol. I'd like something with active electronics, too. If anyone has any ideas, help me out here.