I can’t be the only person who would like a 5-string P-bass, but it seems like those who make them aren’t making many, those who have them aren’t parting with them, and new ones don’t come cheap. (For my purposes, “P-bass” means split pickup in the “sweet spot” on an instrument with a non-skinny neck; I’m not anti-Fender, but I’m not wed to a name on a headstock, either.) We have 5-string J’s for days, and no shortage of 4-string P’s, but why so few 5-string P’s?* *an apostrophe does not ordinarily make a plural, but it does in this case. There: I feel better.