I was at my local MARS here in MD and I noticed that they just got a bunch of Spectors. The salesperson told me that they had been there for a month but they were away from all the other basses so I never noticed them. They had a bunch of Korean B/O's but there were two Czech Spectors. A 5 and a 4 string. I picked the five string and all I can say is OH MY GOD. This bass played like a dream. I have never liked the feel of any Five string I have ever played but this thing was beautiful. Granted, it was a little on the heavy side but with that sound who the hell cares. The finished neck played so fast and the action was set perfectly. I usually play pretty quietly at any music store b/c I'm no that good but the feel of this bass allowed me to play so much better than I usually do so I plugged into an SWR SM-900 hooked up to a Megoliath cab and cranked it. I was playing for about two minutes strsight, shaking the wall of g*****s until a salesman came up and politely asked me to tuer it down. I don't know whether I'm lucky or unlucky not to be old enough to have a real job and a credit card b/c if I did I would've bought that bas right then and there b/c even though I knew I coldn't get it I told the guy about MF and the deals they have on Spectors and I brought him down to $1149 (original price $1499) just for the fun of it b4 telling him that my parents said no. Oh did I forget to mention that this bass was SOOOOOOOOO beautiful. It looked like a black cherry burst on flamed Maple. Oh, I was certainly in Heaven for about an Hour.