Hey dudes. I haven't been here in many years. Not since I got my very first bass, a Squier P-bass. Forgot my account info so I had to make a new one Anyways I was wondering if someone could help me out. I'm a pretty big noob when it comes to the bass. I never got the motivation to get past the beginning stages of learning the bass. You know, the stage when you suck. I'm looking to buy a new bass because my old cheap P-bass is super messed up. Not even worth fixing. After a bit of research I decided I want a new bass with specific qualities. Can anyone recommend good quality basses with the following specifications: 1. 5-string with low B 2. 35" 3. 3-band EQ 4. active pickups (it seems to be pretty standard, but I want 2 pickups with a blend control also) 5. no more than $800, $500ish would be best 6. no animal parts if possible, like mother of pearl inlays and stuff like that I understand some of this is overkill, but I want to get used to a 5-string and I want the flexibility of a 3-band EQ for later down the road. I'm going to be stuck with this bass for a long time.