So, I have a chance to spend alot of money on a high end bass and can't decide which. The only condition placed on me is that it has to be new/custom. I wanted a Wal, but couldn't get a response, so I'm left with 3 choices. Once you've dried your eyes from your tears of sympathy for my dilema, I'd be interested in your thoughts about which of the following 3 instruments (all 4 string) I should pursue: Alembic: Mark King-omega cut small body, cutomized with Anniversary electronics and the thinner, Rogue-sized neck (better suited to my small hands). Fodera: Monarch with Aero Dual coil pickups, with Mike Pope pre-amp and coil tap/series/parallel switches. Ritter: Roya or Classic.