I finally pulled the trigger on a BN5. Ever since playing a BN6 back in November, I've just been wanting one more and more, and I spent a lot of time with them at NAMM (both at the show and at LA Bass Exchange). Anyway, I just put a deposit down. Pretty much a stock BN5...no top or options, except a custom finish that I hope will turn out well... I was looking for something unique, and I started analyzing various burst colors that F and other builders offered. My favorite finish that George does is the neon-burst, but George informed me that the pink tends to fade a bit, so I was thinking about changing the pink color. Also, a burst I kind of like is the green/blue burst that Pedulla has. Anyway, playing around with the color wheel, I realized something that could be really cool would be an orange to purple burst. I know it sound bizarre, but when I created a representation of it in an image editor, I was struck by how classy it looked. Kind of like an antique burst with no brown in it...a more cheerful looking burst, but not all whacked out and radical like you might expect. Well, George is willing to do it, so here's hoping it turns out okay. I asked Adrian to have George call me just before it goes into paint to make sure I really want to do it!