Well, now's my time for a 5 string. I have $520 right now, and could easily get ~$150 in the next 2 weeks. I currently have my eye on a Washburn Taurus T25 ($350 new), but I keep thinking about the G&L Tribute L-2500 ($600 new). Now I already have a USA G&L L-2000. I've never played any other G&L (there really aren't any others here) but I have played the Taurus and I really dig it. Looks beautiful, nice tight B, great growl. Are there any other 5's I should be looking for in this range? Thanks, Scott D.