I had been toying with the 5-string fretless idea awhile, and sold some stuff and saved up to get Gard to send me this: <IMG SRC="http://www.directimagehost.com/is.php?i=56121&img=BNF5.jpg"> HOLY CRAP. just, plain, Delicious. Plays like a dream, sounds like a dream. Somebody pinch me. (Note: This BNF5 edged out a semihollow Benavente SCB because it was already available with no wait time, and I saved a small handful of dollars for gas money .) It's harder to slap than my Warwick fretless 4, but only because the action is so damn low But it makes up for that minor quibble in every other way. The 3-band EQ boost-only setup is quite nice for dialing-in, the bass balances more perfectly than anything else I've owned, and the neck shape and string spacing couldn't be better. I'm now the victim of indecision as to which bass to play at any given moment. The Fodera is the flagship, the dream bass I had always ed over, but in recent days I've been playing the Modulus non-stop. And now this FBass! Gawd, I think my Warwick is gonna get neglected! I only hope that any audition, band or gig coming myway will assist in figuring out which is needed for the moment, because if I have to choose arbitrarily I'll either miss it, or show up with all of'em!