I am about to buy myself a 5-string. I have to choose from: a brand new Tobias Toby Pro 5, a 1 year old Yamaha TRB5II w/hardshell case, or an older Yamaha TRB5 - all in the same price range. The Toby looks better, but the Yamaha's got 3-way EQ. I have heard bad words and good words about them, about noisy electronics (which I guess they both have), bad craftsmanship, low output etc etc... but now I'd wonder what they sound like. Can they give a good growl, defined tone with clear registers, and a mellow P-like tone? Which of them is the most playable? Flexible? Any replies are appreciated. But I only need a comparison of these particular Tobias and Yamaha basses, so don't come telling be "buy a Carvin" or something like that, thank you very much.