I have been playing for 2 and a half year and have 3 basses, but since I got a job i decided I want a 5 string. I'm looking at the ESP LTD B-105 on musiciansfriend.com. Its only $299.99. Is there any better 5 strings for around that price that would be better?
Try Craigslist, it's a good place to find decent, cheap, instruments.
my neighbor has that. it sounds really good for slap and fingerstyle, but if you don't have an amp that can handle the low b string then it will sound pretty muddy.