Musician's Friend now shows the 4-string as discontinued, in addition to the 5er (discontinued last year), and Sweetwater doesn't even have the Variax basses on their site anymore! http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Variax-Bass-700-?sku=511671 The end of an era?? I'm glad I bought two of the 5-strings when I did! Line6's website is no help.... They still show both the 4- and 5-string models, even though I know the latter are discontinued. Anybody know for sure?