Just gotta say, my new/old 2013 Deluxe Dimension bass I picked up last week has been nothing but toneful fun! I'm deep in the honeymoon phase with it for sure. However, it's not gonna fade much. The neck profile, feel and weight/balance is pretty much the same as my 97 US J Deluxe V and 00 US P Deluxe V. Those 3 basses can pretty much do it all! Also, when I took it apart to resand the neck back to a matte, I noticed the body is made of ash, not alder as per spec for black basses. Bonus!