..........at least I think I am! Just traded my Lakland Deluxe 55-94 in for a Mike Lull modern 5V. This bass ROCKS, really. It has that real Fenderisch vibe but plays and sounds much better than any Fender I have ever laid my hands on. And the B string sounds very hefty because of the 35" scale. This bass is the ONE for me; I want to grow old with it.