I recently began playing 5-string, and being a Fender guy, I bought a Standard Jazz Bass V. At the same time, I found a great deal on an Ibanez BTB455, so I picked that up too. The plan was to play them both for awhile and A/B until I had a clear winner. I love the feel of Fender and the chunkier, almost P-Bass-like neck on the JB-V, but the B-string didn't articulate as well as I hoped. The Ibby has a really cool, aggressive look, active EQ, and a great sense of quality build. I thought it was going to be the keeper, but I'm really having trouble adjusting to its super-thin neck and 35" scale. I think they're both going to wind up on the TB classifieds as soon as I can find something else. But what? I'm looking for some suggestions on 5-string basses to check out that have the following features: 34" scale active EQ (or aftermarket adaptable) chunkier neck 17.5 - 19 mm spacing $500 or less (preferably used) nice, tight B-string Any additional thoughts (as well as recommendations) are greatly appreciated!