I'm really thinking I'm about to buy a new essex, and I would like it to be a five string. However, some pickup configurations are not offered in the 5-string versions of their basses. Ultimately, I'm probably picking between these two basses:http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/item.jhtml?UCIDs=850849|940496&PRID=1018860 http://www.rondomusic.net/bg205.html I don't know anything about soapbar pickups, and was wondering how they would differ from the p/j setup. Related question - Rondomusic has this message on it somewhere: "This site is no longer being updated with the latest models. Specs and colors of current models may also vary." I've used the email adress given on that website to ask about options that aren't on the site and haven't heard back. I know many people here have talked with the guy in charge of rondomusic and I would like to know how I should go about contacting him to ask about if they offer the setup and finish I'm looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance guys.