Right now I have a six string Pedulla Thunderbolt (which is an active bass with Bartolini pickups and a low mid boost switch), and I'm getting a pretty sizeable christmas bonus for last year. I promised my girlfriend that most of it would go into savings, but I want to get a second bass. My favorite genres of music are jazz, hard rock, funk, and hip hop. The Pedulla has a great sound, kind of like a vintage J with the mid boost off, but much more aggressive and modern with it on; it can do hard rock and funk well and it fits well in more modern electric jazz settings, but it doesn't do everything I'd like. For one, the string spacing is too tight to slap comfortably. Secondly, it's missing the woody thump that I'd like to have for old school jazz. Lastly, I'd like something with a deep, smooth tone that can fit in with hip hop styles. I was thinking about getting a 5 string P bass (probably the Squier VM P5) and putting flats on it. Are there any others I should look into?