About a year and a half ago I bought an Esh Notorious II. It's a beautiful bass, great tone...but (call me crazy) I just really don't feel the bond with it that I know I should (read: I just don't like it that much). Two questions: 1.) I heard that the particular model I have (basically, a dead ringer for a Fender Jazz...sunburst) resulted in Esh getting sued for copying out of the Fender playbook a little much. Is that true? 2.) What're people paying for these basses (with hard case) right now? It's hard to find out online...just not that much dialogue on them. I think it's time for this bass to go and be replaced with something far more fun for me (cheap bass and a Kona Unit for all you bike nutters out there). Thanks.