Ok, so I've got a number of D/Basses around the house and yes, I enjoy each of them and have been happy with my lot until this week when, me and the Mrs took a short weekend trip down to Melbourne. When ever I take these short trips I ALWAYS check out the local Jazz Shops/ CD Shops/ and of course Bass Shops. Well I wandered into "The Bass Centre"in Melbourne for a quick squiz and, 6 feet in from the front door I was confronted with a 4 String NS Design EUB.At first, I didn't take a lot of interest however, explained to the salesman that I was interested in what they had in the way of D/B's well, there's one Chinese job (Black) in the front window 3/4 he said , to which I replied ...yeh saw that! He said what did I think of the Steinberger? to which I claimed ignorance and explained that I really knew very little about them. With that, he had the EUB and stand under the right arm and headed towards the amp section where he connected with a GK 400RB. Well to cut to a sprint I spent the best part of the next hour having an absolute ball with this EUB! I nearly, spent the $4200.00 on the spot that he wanted for the beast and bolted however, calmed down and thought I'd look into this new toy a little further hence , the enquiry here!!! Since returning to Brisbane, I find that I can purchase a 5 string NS Design CR (these are made in the Czech Republic) with stand and Gig bag for about $5000.00 Aussie./ I've always had a liking for a FIVE string over a four and would VERY MUCH appreciate any of you other D/Bers out there that maybe have had one.... or have one of these and can give me an opinion! I note that E-bay have a guy up in Seattle who is selling an NS 5 string (made in Maine) last bid is $3050.00US in a hard case! Not Bad either, a bit far for to go to pick it up!