Having now had the opportunity to play another gig with the pictured Hanewinckel Artist Solaris 7, I've made a few discoveries. I like the bass much better with GHS Progressive strings (had Smith Steels on earlier). Less zing, more meat and a more balanced sound. Also, the bass seems to really sound its best with everything set flat, and that's the sign of a good bass! Ran through an SVP Pro into a QSC 1602 driving an Epifani T-310 (older, heavier model, higher wattage). The bass was extremely punchy (which was an early concern as it seemed almost compressed in the mids) but the bottom was tight and extended with a GREAT top-end. In fact, the top-end now reminds of my Modulus and Zon sixers. And that's my favorite upper register "snap" reference points. So this bass moves up the boogie-7-meter. It still hasn't claimed the top spot, that remains with the Hanewinckel Artist Fusion. But it's leapfrogged above everything else. Two Hane's at the top of my list. Man, Pete is doing something right!