Well, against my better judgment, I'm considering a bolt on 5 string. Bolt ON's have always sounded jagged to me. The harmonics just don't seam to travel through the instruments properly. That aside, I must say the quality of the MTD 535 does look good as does some models of Fodera, Curbow and Fleishman. I would appreciate some advice on high end 5 string bolt ON's. Maybe I should stay away from the hardware and go with a Ken Smith???