I went to a music shop in my location today. i was thinking about getting a Yamaha BBG5S a while back, but I don't think I'm entirely satisfied with the sound and the neck is too big for me. Well I had tried an Ibanez before and wasn't really satisfied it, I suppose because of a poor setup. Let me tell you, I played an Ibanez Soundgear 5 string this time around, and I loved it. I have to get this bass! The sound is good, it feels nice and it looks very nice, too. I haven't tried it with a strap, so I don't know if it balances or not. What does everyone think of this bass? Your opinions will most likely not make me or keep me from buying this bass, but i'm just curious what you think about it. As of now, I'm buying it.