I'm doing the John Turner thing. No, not a Conklin or a seven, but do you remember what he said about his first Conklin 7? He'd never played one, never seen it in person, but when he saw it he knew he had to have it. So now, I'm going to order a Dingwall Afterburner without ever having played one. All of Jeff's blabbing (and I mean that in the best way ) about Dingwalls got me going. This will be my first brand-new bass (other than an Essex and a $99 Washburn) in almost 25 years. Gotta unload my beloved P-bass to do it, but I'm ready. Guess I'll have to change my tag line, eh?