The fanned frets in these things have always freaked me out, but I took some time to read up on these basses and now I'm really intrigued. A 37" B is incredible and I love the banjo frets. So, I'm wondering if anyone in the DC area has one of these (pretty much any 5 stringer) that I could try out at a gig. I can try them out at Jive Sound, but its not the same as playing with the band. If you don't want to part with the bass, but don't mind me playing it (even for just a song or two), I'll offer a ride, drinks on me, and access to one of my basses if you ever get the urge. I'll also be real nice to your baby. Any takers?