I'm thinking of getting a low cost 5 string for use on a few low-tuned metal songs. These are two that have caught my eye; http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-YAM-RBX375-BK.html http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-IBA-RD505-SB.html I like the Yamaha because I own an RBX 760a and I'm quite happy with it, but I've never seen or played this particular model. I like the Ibanez because I've always liked the feel of their instruments, even if the sound wasn't the best. This particular model has a nice look and an interesting (to me) pickup configuration. Keep in mind that this will not be a "main" axe. That distinction belongs to my Warwick. I just want a decent little beater bass to hit a low A on without having to worry about too much flop. I'm also open to other suggestions in this price range ($400-$450).