I have decided to give a Fodera 6 a shot. So several of my keeper basses will be up to raise some $! I have had over 80 basses in last 20 years, 10 being MTDs. This bass is in the top three for tone, feel. The swamp ash/walnut top with ebony board gives a full, articulate yet warm tone. Low B is awesome as well as chords, slap, etc etc. extremely versatile for any type of music (jazz, single chordal instrumental, P&W, rock, pop). I used sparingly for a large mega church gig and it was amazing. Compliments galore from sound men and audience. Bass is mint. 2016 model 9.5lbs! Swamp ash body Matching custom MTD matching knobs 18mm bridge Maple neck with multi piece headstock to eliminate dead spots 34” scale which is so much more comfortable than 35. High strings also sound better imo. B is still monsterous. Comes with new cond mtd protec gig case Jet black Gabon ebony board Evo gold frets Killer upgraded walnut top/matching truss rod and headstock World logo upgrade Buzz feiten. Low action and even response accross board!