So I went to GC today to buy a new nut for an old acoustic I'm fixing up for my 12 year old daughter and of course had to play some basses. They had and Ernie Ball Music Man 5 there (black/black w/ maple neck) and since Ive never played one I had to try. Well, it took a little to get used to the feel of the neck compared to my current MIA Fender Jazz5 which is I guess more slippery...but I have to say that I really liked this bass! I don't know much about these basses, but it had the one fat pickup near the bridge...so whatever model that is. I think I like it more than my workhorse since 2005 and am considering buying it. (but at $1574 ) I'm hoping all you who use or have used this can chime in with your likes/dislikes about this bass! Also, concerning GC... are their prices set in stone, or if I ask them to drop a hundo in price do they do that sort of thing? Thanks in advance for any replies!