O.K. a lot of you here know me, and how nuts I am about my Epiphone Jack Casady. This thread isn't about that. I'm looking for a decent 5 string maybe in the $700.00 range. Now I went to Musiciansfriend just to browse and saw a bunch of good stuff. Then I went to Sam Ash again just to browse, and they have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard 5 string for $219.00, and it's not on sale. I went back to Musiciansfriend, and they want $469.99! What is going on? That's like 2 for 1! I want to get a 5 string very badly and I'm not super crazy about a Les Paul style body for a bass, but, if this thing sounds remotely decent, how can I, or anybody go wrong for $219.00? Has anyone played/own one? I mean how bad can it be? I want to get the best I can for the money, but I really don't need another bass, and if I save about $500.00 bucks, why not? I'm not cheap by any means, but the less I spend the more the *Domestic Tranquility* you know what I mean? Anyone? Thanks, Mike J.