Hi all - What I have read and heard about these basses really has my interest. I am eager to try one of these instruments out. Unfortunately, I have had so many disappointments with instruments that I have bought sight-unseen before. I want to make sure that it will suit me. I am especially interested in a 5 string fretted model. Is there anyone within 100 miles of Rhode Island that has one I can try? 15 minutes with the instrument will tell me everything I need to know. I would really appreciate it.