So I went down to the music place today to check out amps. Of course I had to play the basses, too. I played a few Fenders, a Cirrus, and then I picked up an Ibanez Soundgear SR405. The Soundgear was the cheapest of them all, but it also was my favorite. Tight string spacing (which I like) compared to other 5 strings, and the fretwork was great. It had active electronics. I looked on the back of the headstock and it said "Made in Indonesia". I was kind of surprised. I've never played an Indonesian/Chinese/Vietnamese bass that was that good. I expected it to be Korean at least. But it was better than most Korean basses I've played. I want it now, but I have to buy an amp.