People ime only ever speak up when something negative happens. We neglect to broadcast the good stuff. So, I am pleased to share this experience with Daddy's. I've been aching for some vintage 4 string shortscale, hollowbody vibe. I saw an early 70's bass fitting this exact description on the Daddy's Junky website. The item's picture looked great; pretty much stock components except for the bridge (as expected, this particular bridge earned a rep for failing - it is after all, it is >35 years old). It was located in Rhode Island. DJM has a location right near my home, so I called and they promised to ship it to that store for me so I could try it out. Two weeks later, they told me it was here and I almost couldn't contain my excitement. I checked it out, brought a friend, checked it out and played it for over an hour. We totally dug the sound. I was tempted to look around the room to see if Sir Paul was there.... Took it home and got 3/4 of the way into replacing the flatwound strings of unknown age and origin with some recently retired D'Ad flats. That's when it became obvious that my excitement was unjustified. this axe was not going to work - at least reliably and under the variety of conditions that I needed it to. Not for the kind of money that I put across for it. A third of the price would have been right, given the amount that I'd have to invest in giving it another ten years. Unfortunately, accomplishing that task would also mean leaving it very un-stock. So, for my purposes, the wrong bass. BUT, Daddy's left me an out: their 15 day refund guarantee! They are awesome! Now I don't have to stew about packing it up or paying to ship back. Am I bummed that the much-anticipated bass didn't work out? Yeah, but not NEARLY as much as if I felt "stuck" with it. Long story; short lesson: Moral for buyer - make sure you have a 100% guarantee and roll up your sleeves and dive into your new purchase right away; Moral for retailer - a guarantee like that guarantee's permanent loyalty from customers. Now, does anyone have a vintage, shortscale, hollowbody 4-banger out there?