Hi everyone. I've owned one of these basses twice. They are well priced and extremely well made but every time I couldn't get past the narrow spacing. I was recently in a bass guitar store trying amps, and on the way out noticed the newest version of this bass (notable by the different bridge). I didn't have time to try it and I live in a different state to the store now. What struck me looking at the bass on the waal is that the string spacing looks wider now - maybe 18-18.5mm. Hard to judge by eye. Can anyone back me up. If they have wider spacing then at some stage I'll be all over one again! I've included some shots of the old and new versions. I dont mean for this to be a rant, just interested.