So there I am at the local music store, picking up a kapo and trying out some of the basses. I tried out a way pretty 5-stringer, a Traben. Natural wood, glossy, it felt so good. It was even priced at a level that might be able to afford in a year. Window shopping is dangerous! I don't NEED a second bass. I don't even have a serious bass amp, yet. But one can dream. That Traben had some good string action. The body was weighty. It has had one more knob total than I am used to operating.