I'm wanting to buy my first bass guitar, but I'm not wanting to start off with something low level that I'll have to upgrade from after a short time. I've got slightly under R10 000 (which translates to about $1000) to spend on a bass and maybe an amp (with the leftover cash), and I'm not 100% sure on what I should buy. I'm needing it to have a good sound to play with at live shows, it must be a 5-string, and I'm wanting to tune it to ADGCF. Ideally I'd get an Ibanez K5, but I don't want a signature bass. Right now I'm thinking that an Ibanez SR505 is the next best option, and while most reviews on it are positive, some do say that it has a fret buzz, and one review said that it doesn't play well at low levels so I'm not sure if it will be able to handle the tuning. Can anyone give me any helpful suggestions?