Well time for another bass! I love my 6 string, it has "my sound". It is in a sense perfect to me. However, I am starting to play a lot of funk and fusion, and I need a more aggressive sounding bass. I have decided to get a 5 string bass made for me by a luthier who lives very close to me. You guys haven't heard of him yet, but you will when he's finished building my bass!! I have not decided on the body style yet. I am thinking about a Jazz bass body, but I don't know. The bass is going to be made of Swamp Ash. He has some beautiful pieces that have been dried for over 10 years. They are very resonant and light. I believe they are book matched pieces. He also has some incredibly stunning pieces of Quilted Maple that we are going to use for the top. The neck is going to be made of Birdseye Maple with a matching fingerboard. I have not decided(can't) what the neck radius will be. He is going to cut the neck custom to fit the shape of my hand! I am going to be there while he is doing it. This is going to be so cool! I haven't decided on the hardware yet. I think I am going to go with Jazz bass single coil pickups(maybe Lindy Fralin or Bartolini), with Aguilar electronics. There is a new bridge made by 2 tech coming out, which I would like to have installed. The Finish is either going to be trans green(like funky's hopefully!!), or 2-tone burst. I can't wait to get this project started!!