i don't post a lot on here, but I thought some of you might like to see my new bass. It's a Modulus Quantum 5. It has a Chechen top and fingerboard with an Aguilar OBP-3 18 volt preamp. It balances great and sounds good too. You definitely don't have to work to play this bass. A lite touch gets me where I need to go. Build quality is also excellent. I've had 5's before and was never a big fan of them, but my musical direction is changing so it was time. My dexterity with it is pretty good and will only get better. Like anything else, it takes some practice to get it right. I bought this yesterday from Glenn at Bass Specialties. Great store and an even better guy. He was very fair when it came to a trade also which is always helpful. I think every bass player in this area has been to his store, but if you haven't, go. Nice and roomy with a selection of gear to suit everyone's budget.