First, I'm pretty impressed with the command of the English language some of you have. Much better than some who live in "English-speaking" countries. For a while I didn't even realize that we had people here from Denmark, Holland and other places that Americans can't find on a map. How did you learn to speak English so well? Here in the USA, the vast majority of people are pretty mono-lingual and have no or very little interest in learning another language. I'm working on Spanish, which is pretty handy where I live, right by the Mexican border. I doubt that I'll ever learn Flemish or Dutch or even German. Being fluently bi-lingual is something that I have a great respect for, and hope to achieve at some point. Also, it's interesting to see what you overseas TB'ers think of various basses, whether Fender, Celinder, Schack, or whatever. The internet has really opened up avenues of communication across boundaries. It looks like people are people pretty much; when I read a post from a bassist in Europe or South America, I find that he or she has a lot of the same concerns as I do, whether about basses, setup, pickups or whatever. Sometimes the British seem more foreign than anyone else. "Two peoples separated by a common language," is the phrase that comes to mind . They probably feel the same about us. Anyway, my point is that it's pretty cool being able to come on here and talk about basses and whatnot to people all over the world. And England.