I'm not sure Jake will ever see this, because he only joined the forum to sell his Mapleglo Ric to me!!! He's only had two posts in 1 For Sale thread....so I grilled him. He was upfront, gave me his phone number, sent me detailed pictures, gave me his background (Bass Performance major at Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne Univ.), and essentially reassured me. Bass arrived in immaculate condition, extremely well-packed and looking as good as the pictures. Here's the kicker: He split the shipping costs with me, and gave me a tryout period. I was pretty shocked. Would definitely do business with him again...He's a good guy, I just wish he'd visit more often.