Haven't heard of anyone else playing these since Dean put them into production (well, besides Evil D himself). I found it on sale at a steal on ebay, brand new for around $460. While it usually goes for about $569, I knew I had to splurge. It got here this morning, and I was floored... Solid construction, gorgeous paint job, this bass seems to have everything going for it. Can't wait to see how it sounds tomorrow at rehearsal!