Ken, you two guys just dun get it do you? We are saying your so-called "jokes" are not inflected on text. SO dun go on anymore about artist getting an endorsement which is all "money-based", and not playing what they really want to play. Any company has the right to do their own marketing techniques to profit. Artist endorsements have their very own choice. MikeBass has quoted "JP said your basses aren't his thing", so dun be sourgrapes man. As much as i love your basses and think they are killers, you are just putting yourself down in this forum. PS: To add to it. we all know "san" at the end of a japanes name is "Mr", so you calling Yamaha=Yammato doesn't qualify for a joke, especially when others advise you should add a smiley to the end of your "jokes".