I'm back playing bass after a hiatus of about a decade. My 5 string SR 885LE has a rather bad problem - the truss rod is cranked and I can't get a bad bow out of the neck. The action is as low as I can get it and I can't get the strings anywhere near as low as I want them. I took it in to a luthier and he can't adjust the truss rod or the action any more than I already have. I love my bass but it buzzes something terrible and I can't play fast with the strings so high off the fretboard. It is a bolt on neck and theoretically I could get a new one, but it will cost at least as much as a new bass. Alternatively I am looking at getting a new 5 or possibly 6 string bass. I've narrowed it down to either a new 5 string Ibanez BTB 675 or a 6 string BTB 676. I have both on order but I have yet to play either one. I did play a 6 string Ibanez SR 5006 but it is way out of my price range. The neck seemed nice but the string spacing was really close, almost guitar like. Any recommendations? Should I fix my old SR or buy new? Other than fooling around in a few shops over the last few weeks, I have only played my old one, so any recommendations for a 5 or 6 string that comes in at the sub $1000 level? If I bought new I would still probably keep my old one around for slapping, it's not that great for anything else now. Sorry about the long post, any opinions greatly appreciated!