OK, I've been hit with a ruthless case of GAS. Now I need to know what I'm looking at, and the variations between the different Foderas. Let me explain: I'm looking at Fodera $'s (or maybe a sweet Roscoe 4). I dunneed all those extra strings. Or even one extra string. Just the 4 will do. Jamma Dave's Ying-Yang 4 was SICK, and what I liked especially about it was the PJ setup and the space between the strings and the body of the bass, compared to some others I've tried. Ken Smith's for example, and Moduluses as well have strings that just sit too low. I like my space, and Dave's Ying-Yang blew the bolt-on monarch I played in NY out of the water. EDIT: Thanks TB: I now know I'm looking primarily at Deluxe Monarchs and VW 4's.