No baseball puns please... Currently I have a MIM Fender/Squier series P-bass from '94 and a MIM Deluxe Active Jazz V. I'm looking for another 5, but I'm looking for something a step up (though not a huge step) from the Jazz, but with the heavier bottom end of the P. I don't really want to go with Fender this time, though, since I'd really like to find a 24-fret fretboard. I'm looking at between $750-1000 US (preferably on the lower end of that). I've thought about e-Bay, but by the time I pay shipping on a victorious bid, I've gotten pretty close to a store price, and I still haven't played the thing. The problem is that where I live, there's about five music stores that sell basses, but it seems to be all about Fenders, Peaveys, Ibanez', and Samick-type basses. I have fairly large hands, and I find a 5er more comfortable than a 4. Also, I play in a church band, which I often need the low D and Eb. Any advice on my alternatives? Thanks. BTW, I love my JazzV, but I just need some different tonal possibilities. My P bass is all but unplayable, as I'm at the end of the truss rod, and I still can't get good action on it. A new neck would definitely help, since the old one has some minor warpage.