Ok, Never have I played a 5 string bass but am wondering if I should make my next bass a Fiver?More and more songs I want to learn are requiring a 5 string ax. I think I will try and see if I can rent one from a local music shop before I actually make up my mind. Just wondering if the string spacing/neck width/string muting/etc. is that much differant from a 4 stringer?I am sure there is some differance but would like to hear some pros and cons of the 5 string. Most 5 string basses have the 5th(1st??)string as a B string,right? What are some good solid 5 string basses in the $800.00-$1000.00 range? Since I won the Ibanez bass it gives me a bit more leeway in purchasing a new bass(tax refund! woohoo). Thanks for responding and ,as always,I value your manifold opinons. Usul p.s. manifold means multifaceted...not intake or exhaust,k?