So, we all have a bass or two that we like and we use a lot. we then develop our style and acquire pedals and effects and work on our sound. what about when you think that your good old reliable 4 string you played blues & rock and & funk on is not cutting it anymore when you go for more experimental stuff and play with electro based musicians. a lot of bottom end is involved with synths and electronic drums so reckon i need some more low punch. maybe a 5 string? generally what would be a good bass to use with electronically based experimental music and plenty of bass pedal applications? been looking at Ibanez SR755, maybe with flat wound strings. any one has any experience with lots of effects and the need for more punch? any good suggestions for basses?