Well, I made the mistake of going to the local MARS last night to see what the deal was with the blowout sale. The only thing I was worried about was finding a Roland VBass for a good price--I was immune to the GAS for any new basses. Of course, they had one new in box, with the pickup. And, of course, it was a really good price. At first, I was able to resist. But, then, my friend who works there told me "You know, tomorrow night everything will be an additional 10% off." That did it. I went back out there tonight, and walked out the door with the VBass, and GK-2B pickup for $775 including tax. I had considered taking a risk, and waiting to see if the price would drop any more, but with the additional 10%, I thought the price was more than reasonable. Besides--when I went to pick it up, my friend told me someone had been seriously eyeing it this afternoon. So, I would rather grab it at this price than miss it at a better one... So far, I've got the pickup installed on my US Curbow 5 string, and I'm about halfway through setting it up. I messed with it a bit before I started to adjust the pickup spacing settings, and it sounds pretty damn good so far. I can't wait to really spend some time with it. I'm a happy boy.