Right, so I'm really ready to dive into the Extended Range Bass© arena, the only problem is I very rarely find a comfortable neck! I have a 5-string Tobias Growler that I absolutely love (except the battery chugging electronics), I picked it up cheap at Guitar Center last year, $600 w/ case. Previously I had never even thought of anything more-than-4 because nothing has ever felt comfortable to me, but this bass sure does. It's the asymmetrical neck that does it, it feels as natural as my Sterling! Okay well not quite, but pretty close. Any other basses with an asymmetrical neck? New or used, cheap or boutique, doesn't matter. Cheers.