IME a 5 or 6 is far more difficult to slap cleanly for obvious reasons. My first 5 was a Thumb BO-5; my main four at the time (15 yrs ago) was a Thumb BO-4... it didn't pan out for me, they were WAY too different. Long story short, I assumed that a 5-string version of my main player would sound and feel the same, w/more range/positions, etc. Not the case for me, and I tried half a dozen times. My main players now are a parts P (4), 96 MIA Jazz 5 & a Stambaugh 6. The six I had built specifically to sound like a P and have wide spacing to facillitate slapping (not that I'm a huge slapper, I just wanted my 6er to not limit my options). I'm perfectly happy w/all 3, but realize that they are different axes, w/different strengths and weaknesses.
Originally Posted by cyco739z
It weighs a million pounds... lol. Plugged in and it blew my head off!