I'm doing a little goal-setting here, and could use some constructive input. Despite my protestations in the past against fivers, I'm reaching the point where I need one. I may still make a 4 my main axe for rock/pop stuff, but for slower, church-y music a five would make my life a lot easier - everything I played this weekend was in Eb or F. That low Eb sure would have been nice, and I'm tired of playing down at the first fret. It's time. And as much as I love my Carvin, I've vowed to shoot for the top with my next bass; I'm not a collector and I don't need another stepping stone. Since I prefer J-style basses, I am VERY interested in a Sadowsky (there is a beauty Vintage 5 on their website that is allegedly still in stock), which leads me to my basic question - are their fives and good as their fours? I don't think there's any question that their fours are unsurpassed, but do other high-end makers (Modulus, Zon, etc.) do a better job with the fives? As has been mentioned here in the past, Sadowsky didn't do so hot in the BP Mag Shoot-out, but that was back in '97. The big complaint was that the necks were pretty hefty, and I definitely prefer a thinner neck. How is their playability? And how about that B string? BP said it was pretty boomy. Have things improved? Anyway, that's about it. Keep in mind that although I'm no pro I'm a fairly solid player, and compared to "real" instruments, a $3K bass is still pretty cheap. But I'd like to get some input from some of you that have some experience with Sadowsky before I make a move on anything. Any informed advice would be appreciated. Thanks!