Hey all, long time lurker, newbie poster here. I play my only bass, a lefy Fender Jazz four string. I'm joining a gigging metal band and have decided to get a second bass that will ultimately become my primary bass, relegating my Fender to backup duties. Now, since I play southpaw, basses, especially five string basses are few and far between, I've had little luck finding them in guitar stores to try out to determing what shape, pickup style, etc, I would like to buy. Which leads me to my questions. - Where can I find a store that sells lefty basses off the shelf, or what vendors sell them online? - I'm also thinking about just biting the bullet and getting a custom made bass, but again, I run into the problem of not really knowing what I'm looking for, other than a lefty five string on a narrower neck (broken fingers suck). How does one go about specifying a bass' components to a luthier?