i am a very proud owner of a 97 Corvette Standard. i saved for over 6 months to get it.i have had it for close to a year.i was going to get a thumb then the day i went to guiatre center to buy one i saw a Corvette Standard , played it and liked it better then any thumb i ever played.no neck dive none of the problems the thumb had.i went home that day with out a bass because i wasnt sure what bass to buy.i went online and found Corvette Standard for 600 buy it now on ebay and got it and never looked back since.i got my bass and i coulnt tell it was used.since i got it i have added a fender reissue 62 pickups in the bridge.once ill probly buy a Corvette Standard fretless some day. i never hear any one on this board saying they have one or what they think of it. i belive if you get a Corvette Standard and add active pickups its just as good if not better then the proline. if you have a Corvette Standard post a pic tll me what you think. how do u guys get a great slap tone out of it.