Received from Sweetwater on Friday, came to rehearsal last nite - Ay Caramba! Very nice, indeed - arrived perfectly set up as I've come to expect from the seller very full sounding and IMO the Fidele-Tron is a nice alternative to my usual P while not venturing into the mud zone. Was a bit freaked at first as the pole pieces on the G are a noticeable way off, D-ward in alignment, but after repeated close listening I can detect no way in which the sound is affected. So, big deal.
I will switch out the pots for CTS ($26 from Stratosphere on ebay, maybe $30 install from my local tech) so I count myself ahead vs. the Fender version by nearly $240. Digging it!
EDIT: Weighs 8 lbs. 6oz. - perfect and thanks to Derek at Sweetwater for calling me when a bass that met my make/weight specs arrived.
I credit the belly contour as saving some weight as opposed to the Fender version slab back.