I was bored, so I drove down to Guitar Center Nashua. I have never been there before. Now, I was going to buy some strings or something because I had a few hundred bucks more than expected. I enter the store, and it's horrid. Kind of small, and horrible selection until I look up at the bass section. Fretless Modulus Q5, Pedulla Thunderbass, and Lakland 55-94. I try the lakland and the pedulla. The lakland was amazing! So easy to play, great and versatile tone. I look to my left and I see an OLP Mm3 5 string stingray copy, used for 180. I look up on the wall and see the same bass but in much better condition for the same price. I say "I'm interested in this bass (the bad one), but 180 is too much. 130 and I'll take it." The man replies "how about 150, I don't think we can go to 130". I quickly reply "130, take it or leave it". He goes and checks to see what he can do. He says "Deal, man". So I take this baby home, I set it up, remove the rust (50$ off for a little pole peice rust) and enjoy my new OLP MM3 5 string :-D. It's natural with a maple neck and fretboard. It's passive, and the pickup is two single coils. You have a volume for each one, and a master tone. The thing sounds great! My alembic will arive next week, and after that I might save a little cash for a SD MM5 pickup, Aggie pre, and some other doodads :-D. Wee!