On Wednesday I went out to Bass and Beyond in Rancho Cordova, CA (great store, btw, if you get a chance). I had had some problems finding a bass that really played right to me and finally got a chance to sit down with a Dingwall Afterburner 6. The fanned frets totally changed the way I looked at bass, as I had had some real ergonomic problems with the way I was playing. However the afterburner is out of my budget a bit so I was wondering if there was a bass that had the same system that was in the $1500 or so range. I did see the LeCompte model but those are around 2300 or so, and the Dingwall was 2700.