I've been looking at Ric5's 5-string conversions lately, and came up with an idea to convert an Epiphone Thunderbird to a 5-er. So, I bought a Limited Edition Silverburst T-bird, and a Kahler 5-string bridge and had my luthier give it a go! The result is brilliant! It looks great, plays fantastically and sounds brilliant! The B-string isn't floppy at all and sounds damn good, better than my Yamaha BB415 even! The string spacing is very manageable! In fact, it allows for some interesting playing. If it wasn't for the neck-dive, this would easily become my number one bass! Sorry for the crappy pics!