Everytime I check out a bass or guitar store, in person or online, all the damn boutique stuff (Pedulla, Smith, etc) is, for the most part, 5 string. It's really starting to make me wonder what the hell is going on. Like if you play four, your only choice for in stock is Fender or Fender clone instruments. I don't want another jazz. I don't want a P-bass. I want a bass I can actually play before I buy! WAAAAAAHHH!!!!!!! Thank you for letting me vent. I realize that getting a $3k instrument to try before I buy is difficult and I understand the joy of actually custom ordering a bass to my specs is fun and all, but it just seems that you can find a 5 string in stock, but not a 4. Power to the four bangers! Jaco only needed four! Same with Geddy! And Entwhistle! And Bromberg! And...and...and...oh, the hell with it.