I paid a visit to Larry Morgan Music here in Dallas because they recently moved. While there, I happened to run into TB's own Count Funkula (Jamie Goodman). Some of you may know him -- and you SHOULD know his basses!! Do a search on Goodman basses here!! You'll see they have a small but enthusiastic audience. Jamie had just finished a great 5-string that the store was displaying. Just as with the 4-string he had done before this bass, the 5-string had incredible playability, and just a very solid feel. Here's the recipe: Black korina body 3-piece maple neck bloodwood fingerboard JP basses pickups Aguilar OBP-1 preamp w/ passive tone added Black hardware w/ Hipshot A Bridge It was heavier than the 4-string he built, but that 4-string was light as a feather. The 5-string had a phat but articulate tone with lots of snap. I liked the feel of the bloodwood. Many say it's similar to ebony in it's tone, but I found it more growly. The setup on the bass was very low. I would have raised the B and E strings (which sounded great BTW - lots of boom and sustain). The build quality and craftsmanship is very good, but I would say it's still maturing. Guys, there are many new builders coming on the scene. But I wanted to let you know, from a player who's picky ( ) this guy has talent! And he's a nice guy too. Call him before HIS prices go up too!