I haven't posted here since the "My Carvin is going back" thread. Here's the next installment in my quest. I recieved my Status in the mail yesterday from GGuitars in New Haven. I was looking at a Modulus at BassNW and I saw this. I decided to jump on it. It's a Classic S2 model with a deep set in graphite neck, Status hyperactive pickups (18v), 3 band EQ, 3 way selector switch, and gold hardware. And it looks really nice. It was used but I got a good price for it. This thing is build like a rock. Really solid. After playing this for a while, I played my Dean and that felt very fragile in comparison. The next couple items are what's happening currently. The strings are a little dead, so I'll be taking care of that tonight. The pickups are a little weird. The output wasn't as hot as I expected. It's an 18v system, and I didn't see a huge output. With the EQ on my amp set flat, as well as on the bass, the low end was weak. I can crank up the bass EQ on the bass and it's there in spades, but I don't recall having to do that with the Carvin I had. I'll have to get some good quality batteries tonight as well. The sound is very clear though. And I can get a really good slap tone out of this thing. The other thing is the "rear pickup" sound. While playing on the front pickup, switching to the rear pickup doesn't give you that really growly sound. You need to back off the mids a little, and hit switch to the 3rd position. Then it's there. I never had to do that before. I just had to select the rear pickup. Out of the box (it was 10 degrees F yesterday) the action was pretty high. I wasn't expecting this, because I thought graphite was imune to these sort of things. I did some truss rod adjustments to get it a little lower, but it's still a little high. This plays really nice though. The sound is pretty damn good (I had to search for this a little), and it looks stunning, but there are issues I have to deal with. I have until tomorrow afternoon to make up my mind. Right now it looks like it's going back. But new strings should make a big difference. So if any Status owners can share any experiences, that would be cool.