I know this bass forum is Talkbass and everyone's input is important. I find it interesting how so many TB members are so focused on trying to convince the next person that their brand of bass is superior (boutique or non boutique)! I feel like I am in the minority of TB members who are secure in our choices of basses that we play, and never feel the need to degrade other brands (boutique or non boutique). Bassist getting his sound out of a budget Ibanez bass. Love the tone of this Fodera.