Well, I used to have a Carvin LB70. I recently sold it because I am in need of a 5 string.....yes it wasn't easy. Well, I honestly don't know what kind of bass I should get. I would love another carvin but I would rather not purchase one on ebay and ebay is the only way to afford that kind of bass. I'm looking at a maximum of 600 dollars. I personally slap bass a lot more than I pluck or tap. I played a few basses at a local store. I liked the Ibanez SR405, and I played the edb605....and well, I'll just say not for me. I hear many good things about the BTBs. What are the good models of BTBs or and Ibanez model. Hell, I'll take any 5 string bass suggestions! Thanks.