I am seriously considering a new bass. I was searching for Status basses (and still am), but the prices are up there, used and new, so I started looking at other "end-all" basses and F basses came to mind. I played Larry Kaye's and wasn't thinking about it too much at the time, but it was a nice bass. After reading into it more, people seem to like these A LOT. The points that draw me to them are the scale, the versatile EQ and pickups, the beautiful shape, the colors. I really would like to hear more about the tone and reliability from other owners. Larry spoke very highly of his and I respect his opinion, but our playing styles are different. How does it hold up for slapping? Rock? What does the EQ and pickup tone resemble or is it completely original? How often do they require neck and intonation adjustments? How do they handle weather changes? Stuff like that.