Hey everyone, When I was around 17-18 I bought my first real bass (after using something called a "Biscayne-4")- a metallic blue Ibanez SR885 with variable mid. This was a sweet bass until it got stolen! My band was about to record so I went to GC to pick out a replacement. After trying just about every bass there, including some super expensive ones, I ended up getting a black version of the same bass- the neck was perfect for me (I have small hands, so this is important to me), sound was pretty decent for the progressive metal stuff I was playing. Size, weight, features were all cool. Fast forward to now- I upgraded my equipment to pretty high end amp/cab setups and am starting sense some of the shortcomings of this particular bass. With the types of tones that I want these days, I might like a better sounding midrange. The SR885 has midrange, just not a nice sounding one. It's a great bass, but at this point out of step with the rest of my rig. I am not a bass guitar make/model expert and dont really know a ton about what is out there. Anyone have ideas about what might make a good upgrade? Aside from the $20,000 Alembic that exists in my dreams I play a 5-string now and am considering moving up to a 6-string also.