I tried an OP (Original Product - crap name) 5 string today in a shop and was very impressed with it. They are basically Chinese copies of Musicman basses. The overall feel of the instrument was very similar to a StingRay 5 though it was passive and the EQ section fairly limited. The retail price is only about £280 ($400) so I was mightily impressed by it. In fact I'm thinking about buying one as a back-up to my 'Ray 5. Has anyone else tried one of these and if so whaddya reckon?