I've been thinking a lot lately about picking up a hollowbody for under a grand. I recently tried a Jack Cassady at a local store and certainly enjoyed it, though I didn't quite understand how the impedence dial worked. Since then, I've read several great things about the DiPinto Belvedere but the store I'd like to buy from (I have a 150 dollar credit there) didn't have one in stock at the time. They *are* listed as dealers on DiPinto's website, but it's only available via special order and I'd have to pay for it in advance. Quite a few things I've read about the Belvedere appeal to me. For one thing, I've read that it can get a wide variety of tones and can sound downright mean. It also looks great and I've read that it has good balance and playability. And, of course, it's very affordable. I've currently got two great Laklands: a Bob Glaub Skyline and a Joe Osbourn Skyline. I'm looking for a bass that will provide a character of sound my Laklands can't quite get, and I'll admit it... I want one that looks dramatically different from either one too. The Cassady certainly satisfied both requirements. Can someone who's played them both please chime in with their opinions?