Went to my local music store today for kicks, saw and tried a new Hofner Icon bass. Haven't seen one there in months. In the past when I tried them out...and I hate to say this because I know so many people like them, but they felt very cheap. Very disapointing and I tried out four of them. To my surprise this bass actually felt much more stable than those that I tried in the past. For as light as it is, it felt solid. Fretwork was very good and the setup wasn't bad. Fun to play. Are these newer Icons better built or did I just stumble upon a very good one? (No offense to those owning older models). I'm very tempted to buy it. I'd like to have a nice, light bass for home use because my lower back is giving me a lot of grief lately due to arthitis. I like standing when I practice and sometimes my 8 and 9 pound basses really get to me. Thanks for your help.