I was shocked to discover that there are OLP basses that don't suck. Really! It's true! I played one. If you're through laughing I'll tell you about it. Okay I'll wait. Okay, so I was at my local Guitar Center. And I noticed a new infusion of OLP's. This time they had a few fivers in the batch. Two were black, with rosewood boards and black pearl pickguards. Since I really really prefer rosewood to maple, and I have black pearl pickguards on both my main bass and my strat, I figured it was a sign I should give them a try. The first one was every bit as "good" as I expected an OLP to be. The second one was great! Yeah I know. I was shocked too. I still really don't like the bridge, though. My main complaint against a lot of fivers is narrow string spacing at the bridge. The SR5 is a particularly annoying example. The OLP SR5 is even narrower. But I suppose I could swap out the bridge to one that fit the widest spacing the neck could tolerate. Currently I really like the Hipshot. Opinions?