This summer, I am going to be working full time. One of the things I am buying is a pre-done rack with a dbx Compressor and an Ampeg SVT-3. It's time for me to take the leap to fretless, and probably the leap to a 5, so voila, 5 fretless. I have been playing a 5 at the music store for a half hour before my lesson for a few months now (not because I actually have the sense to go the music store and practice with a 5, I play the 5 while my brother has his lesson). It's a Godin and I'm not sure what the string spacing is, but I'm sure that I don't like it. It's not that I can't play it or that I have a hard time playing it (of course I have a little trouble because I don't own a 5 myself), it's just not very fun because the strings are closer and I feel confined by that. So, my question is, do you think I would have a better time playing a 5 string with wider (let's define wider as the standard string spacing for a 4 string at the bridge) string spacing or will it be a pain anyway and I might as well go with my favorite pickup configuration, which I am picky about. I am looking to spend around $1000 or less.