Okay, this bites. I just purchased this OctaBass from Musician's Friend. I got it today, tried it out, and it won't work for me. It sounds great, but despite trying different techniques and gain structures, it won't trigger fast enough/consistently enough on some of the notes I need. So, I paid $159 w. no shipping and no sales tax at MF. I've got ALL the packing materials and you'd never know the thing has been opened. I'm asking $135 and I'll ship it anywhere in the Cont. US. Thanks!