Hi guys, I played a GT 5 yesterday at guitar center. It's the first time I had seen a 5. (They must want everyone to play a 7! ) The bass is good looking, as most of you know. It was in great shape except the strap button on the upper horn had been ripped out somehow. The bass has 5 knobs, and a switch. They were asking for $750 for it. I turned the three lower knobs all to thier center positions. (you can feel them "snap" into place) and the upper knobs I turned up, controlling the volume on the amp. I played through a Fender Bassman 25. I left the switch in the lower position. When I turned it on, it seemed to add a bunch of bass to the signal or something and the amp farted out every note. As I have described it sounded very good. Very articulate, in fact. It was warm, but clear... if that makes sense. It had great string spacing. I found it a much easier player than my Jazz 5, my Steinberger, or (surprisingly enough) my Rogue. Slapping on it was really easy and the sound was great. The B string was strong sounding, not floppy, easy to play. This will definately be my next aquisition. Then I will have a Jazz 5, Jazz 4, Steinberger, GT 5, and Rogue ABG 5.