So i am considering selling my 2010 Fender Jazz deluxe with nordies single coils and copper shielding to buy this new alleva coppolo lower end model that he is now offering: YouTube - Jimmy talks about Alleva-Coppolo Basses at NAMM 2011 I am an active player most of the time, which means that i also plan to buy his preamp which is about $400.00 The bass cost $2500, So that puts me at about 3k or more with preamp and shipping. I am in no way unsatisfied with My fender, It sounds great in the mix ( i also sold my sadowsky because this Fender felt much better and i was no longer playing the Sadow) and love how it feels i never planned to sell it but i have always wanted an alleva and i think this is my only chance to buy one. So what would you do or suggest in my position. Buy the alleva with the preamp or just keep the fender? Also what is your personal opinion about the hippie bass?