All the talk recently of Variaxes has got me thinking about getting one in the future. I have a few questions, though; hopefully someone with experience will be able to answer them. I heard someone mention that you can get non-stepped glissandi when using the upright bass model. True? I can't imagine how it would be, if the Variax circuitry is just sculpting the sound of the strings. Also, in response to a comment about a delay when playing, Dave Muscato mentioned that the only instrument with a delay is the Kay upright, which he said was intentional. Why would this be? On Line 6's website, there is mention of plugging the instrument into your computer to use editor software to change the tuning of the presets and so forth. I only see this on the guitar Variax page, not the bass. Is this possible? I haven't heard any mention anywhere else of interfacing with a computer. Without the computer editor, is there any other way to change the tuning of the presets? For example, could I save the Rick in fifths tuning, but other basses in standard tuning? Or is this a guitar-only feature? On a similar topic, I read somewhere that Line 6 would be offering new models on its website. Did this ever happen, or did the failure of the Variax bass happen before any new models could be released?