I was playing an open mic night last night and I got a very strange comment that got me really thinking...The comment was "You really strike me as someone who would be playing something super vintage and cool". Now mind you, I play a 1978 Modulus Bassstar V Neck thru prototype. About as vintage and cool (IMHO) as it gets. But it got me to thinking about where 5'ers came from. Things that I have read is that Fender had the V in 1965 and it is generally believed to be the first production 5'er. Alembic came out with 5'ers in the early 70's and the market started really opening up in the mid-1970's... Enlighten me.. Teach me more about 5 bangers.