Just got this in a trade for an Avatar cabinet. It's a fretted 5 string,to compliment my AC40 Fretless. It came with a new set of Rotosound tapewounds,which appear to be too big for the nut slots. (the d string is the only string sitting IN the slot,the others are almost completely on top of the nut). Even though i love the Labella tapes on my fretless,the Roto's sound clacky and kind of warbly on this bass. Anyone try any other string types on their fretted ac40/50's? This is actually the first 5 string bass I've ever owned,so there is going to be a learning phase of seeing if i can get accustomed to playing it. It has one of the most comfortable (wide and shallow) necks i've played,and the feel overall is great. I am really impressed by Carvin's build quality and well designed details.