I've been on the fence about selling my Carvin B50A for a while. I purchased it as a kit, finished it, and played it for a few years. I'm now playing mostly 4 string on a G&L L100 and M2000. Since the Carvin was sitting neglected, I finally listed it locally. Listing it wasn't that hard but I could feel the reservations tingling. Now, I have someone interested in looking at it this weekend and I'm still feeling reservations. Why would I keep it? It is my only 5 string and I did build it. The bass plays really nice but I'm not crazy about the sound. I think I just like the fatness of humbuckers better. I've thought of dropping in a set of Dimarzio Area Js with a new preamp but then I'm dumping $300 into a bass that I just don't play much. I could look for a used G&L 5 string. I love the G&L feel and sound but last time I played one of their 5 strings the neck felt HUGE. The Carvin neck doesn't feel so bulky, nice and slim feeling. The Carvin also comes in at 8lbs even which is damn good for a 5 string. Weight matters to me as I won't buy a bass over 8.5 (neck/shoulder issues). Should I sell or should I keep? What would you do? Obligatory photos below.