Ok, I decided to revoke the order for the Wal fretless 5:I'm not a great fretless player,and it would have been silly to spend 3400 euros for a fretless. I'll sell my Tobias and get a chaeper fretless(may be an amazing Modulus Q5 I've found here in Italy for 2000 euros);or I'll keep the Toby and de-fret it,I'll see. So I've decided to realize my dream:the "alter ego" of my AMAZING-ABNORMAL sounding Jazz'78 will be a Fodera 5. I've ordered an Emperor 5 Elite for the moment;but the bass I really got creazy about was an Imperial 5 with the following features: alder body chestnut maple top Aero Dual coil Ebony fingerboard. That imperial was my dream bass(after my fender,of course):it was not only fantastic as every Fodera;but it was "the One" which had exactly what I was looking for:a blend between my Tobias and a Ken Smith. The single/dual coil switch system was much more effective on this imperial than on any other Fodera I tryed.Sigle coil:modern-fender like tones;dual:ken smith's tones!!!!!! Now: the emperor I ordered will be builted with the same features of that "magic imperial",since the italian "Fodera guy" assured me that the only differences between Emperor and Imperial concern felling and aesthetic. But it sounds a litlle bit strange to my hear:I think that the body-shape is very important for the tone of the bass;not only feeling, and look. What do you think about that:Imperial-vs Emperor Do you agree that an Emperor and an Imperial would sound the same when they have the same features???