Hi folks. I'm in the market for a new 5 string and have read some of the posts here already, but still a bit overwhelmed. So a few questions and a plea for some suggestions. I currently play a buddy's stock 75 P-Bass in a rock/blues band. I love everything about this bass. The feel, the sound, everything. I picked up a G&L SB100 pretty cheap a while back to practice on at home, but I don't like it nearly as much as the P-Bass. Also, I never use a pick, just doesn't feel comfortable to me on the bass. I'm really just in the market for a new bass and I figured I'd like to go with a 5 string if possible. I'm looking for a more conservative body style if at all possible. So, what can I look at in the $1000 range that will give me a similar feel and sound to the P-Bass? And, how well will that guitar transfer over into playing more alternative/heavy type rock? Sorry for my ignorance. I'm a drafted bass player and 100% self taught so I'm not really a historian when it comes to bass guitars and their similarities or cross over capabilities. Your input is greatly appreciated.