Love this bass but I'm not much of a 5 string player. This bass did have an issue with the leads on the pickup being on the wrong posts (from the factory!), as a result when the pickups were blended they were out of phase and sounded bad. I've since had a tech fix this issue, it now sounds full and meaty as if should. 10 lbs. 4 oz. on postal scale. Only trade I'd be interested in would be a 4 string Roscoe Beck. For sale outright for $1200 with tweed HSC shipped CONUS only.