I've always loved 5-string basses. I play in a 4-piece hardcore outfit, so it's not like I'm never going to use it. I've been looking around and trying to find a 5-string that I can afford and fits me and my prefferences, but I'm coming up short. I think I've just about come to the conclusion that I'm going to buy a cheap five string that has the basic essentials I like (satin neck, for example), and upgrade it myself. The Affinity Jazz Bass V has the jazz bass style, satin neck, pickup holes, etc. that I would need. But it must be cheap for a reason. All the hardware will be replaced (pickups, bridge, tuners, controls, etc.), so my main concern is this: is there anything wrong or poor quality about the actual structure of the bass? Or will it be a good foundation to build my bass off of?