I know search but im looking for opinions on what might be good for my eclectic tastes, and have actually started narrowing it down some. Im a newbie bass player. Started out with my Laguna lb224. found it to be the best sounding local bass sub $200 ( didnt hear of SX till i came here) and i was anxious to start playing. Im looking into moving up a bit to a bass that will be good for local bar shows and stuff. I play various genres of music from Punk, Hardcore, Oi, to Ska, to 90s rock (creed, matchbox 20, pearljam), to pantera, to classic deep purple, beatles. I am torn on what my next step should be. Im thinking I want to go Jazz in stead of P bass because I dont have very big hands and the smaller neck is probably more my style. Im kinda torn between should I get a nicer 4 string or go out for the 5 string? Ive been looking into Fender MIM 4 string Jazz basses, SX 5 strings with new wiring, pickups, etc. maybe stingrays. What do you think would make a better next step for me. Not looking to get into a 1K + bass until i get alot better so i will probably be lugging this one around for awhile, and its probably gonna be purchased used off here in the 400 and down range once i get my cash in order. any help in your opinions would be greatly appreciated.