Hey gang... I'm new here... I thought I would seek the opinions of the bass community. I'm an old guitarist... mostly writing material in the studio at home. I've been writing a lot of electronic music lately, as i DJ around the Hollywood scene as often as possible. I'm have horrible keyboard skills... when working on a new track, its way easier to pick up a guitar and play the crap that's flying through my brain. So with that, I bring you, the requirements: Preferably around or near $500 new. 5 Strings a 'must'. Active electronics preferred (i think). Must look 'cool'. and absolutely has to be RED in color. I'm open to brands etc... I'm curious what you guys think is a good value on the market. i've got a few in mind, but i'd like to see what you guys/gals have to suggest first. thanks for your help in advance!