I went to go pick up a box to ship my conklin away in, but when I walked in, I saw this Musicman SR5 calling out for me to play it. I'm not a fan of 5 strings, but I just picked it up and played it. I have a new found respect for 5ers. The thing sounded great. Great tone, easy to play, great feel. The tone was great, but didn't fit my tonal needs. It still sounded AMAZING. I put it down to try out a Spector Rebop 5 which wasn't too great, but still enjoyable. The neck was thick, a little too thick. I played a thumb 5 which also had a very fat neck and wasn't setup too great. The strings were also wicked thick, and I'm used to extra extra light strings. I looked across the room and saw a cherryburst pedulla rapture 5 string (with the single bartolini pickup). The thing was setup with the strings I love (.030 G, .090 E) and sounded amazing! Wow, that thing was fun and easy to play. Thin neck, great spacing, and WOW. (It was also $799!) I would pick it up if I could, but I still need to get money for other bassish needs.