Hey Y'all, Since I'm entering serious GAS mode for a semi-hollow with magnetic pickups I thought I'd see if anyone has tried both of these basses (or has other suggestions). I've had a Casady before for a short time (it had the separating fretboard issue so it was returned). It sounded good to me but some of the ergonomics weren't that great for me. I currently have a Godin A4 and 2 G&L SB-2s. I'm thinking a semi-hollow with magnetic pickups would combine a lot of what I like about both of these types of basses and maybe hit a sweetspot that would let me call it "the one" (a futile pursuit, but what the heck). I like the warmth of the Godin but there's something about the piezo-only sound that gives me fits (at times). The G&Ls have more growl (less warmth and smoothness) and are superbly comfortable for me (the A4 has some ergonomic issues that I've worked out). The DiPinto is a new contender in this space. It looks pretty good (and somewhat similar) to the Casady but has some distinct differences. Dual single coil pickups, not a complete floating top (I'm thinking they'd promote it if they did) and quite a bit less expensive. In this corner we have the Epiphone Jack Casady signature bass. $718.99 from music123.com 34" scale single low impedance humbucking pickup with varitone control fully floating top front strap peg on back of neck heel (ugh) noted for clarity of tone and ability to move from acoustic-like warmth to nasty snarl case available for $79.99 And in the other corner we have the DiPinto Belvedere standard bass $486.99 from music123.com 34" scale two single coil pickups chambered body also available in metallic gold to match the Casady no case available I've not seen either of these locally. Has anyone tried the DiPinto? I've got the BP review which is positive. So any input and possible alternatives (Yamaha BEX-4C, Fender HMT) would be appreciated. I'm leaning towards the Casady (fully floating top, reknowned clarity and warmth) but the lower cost of the DiPinto is attracting my cheap instincts. I'm watching for used Casadys but have just started the GAS watch.