Instead of the japanese bass, which has been thoroughly tested and written about off course, I have not yet read anything about the five string USA version. Personally, I really love the 'fatness' of the look of a five string. While a normal fourstring is allways a bit tiny concerning the looks, and the MM bass is not, the five is -for me- the zenith, talking about a bass having balls. Anyone who owns that bass or has played it yet? I'm really curious about this one, because in the short future, perhaps I can afford one. White bass, not cool? Check this one!