So I went to look at a Godin BG4 to try and figure out what a BG5 would play like. Wow! What a wonderful bass, too bad I can't justify another 4 right now. They wouldn't come off of $500 either. Made me really want to go get that used 5 across town, but I would have to cut into the Disney fund to do it. Can't do that! So right next to it is a USA Foundation 5 string for $199. I heard of them as being good on TB so I tried it. What a piece of crap. Sounded pretty good, but the electronics made lots of hissing and crackling when adjusted. The action was so high I doubt Jamerson could have played it. I looked down the neck and I bet it had 3/16 or more relief in it. I played it for 2 minutes and said no thanks after being excited to see it at first. I suppose if that neck could be brought back and the electronics (Ferritt) quieted it would be a worthwhile. Is that doable on these? I guess by the time I get it setup right I could have just spent a little more and get a good used one off the shelf. I guess what I am saying is is this gem in the rough or one for the graveyard? Thanks.