Well here's the dealio. I've been playing guitar for several years now. When it came to my attention that my chuch's best bass player would be leaving this summer, someone had to learn bass. I decided it was somewhat logical for me to take this step. Now, i need to buy a bass. Personally i would prefer a 5 string although with price limitations this may be a tad bit unrealistic. as far as style, i like natural wood finish. Active pickups would be nice. I don't have much money so any suggestions would be appreciated. p.s. i really like godin's, but im not sure i can afford one, anything used in the alberta region is nice. Well thanks alot guys.