I just ordered my new Carvin! I'm pretty excited to jam out on it. It's a Carvin LB70 4-string bass, awarded Editor's Best Buy, Top Tone, and Best of Show from Bass Player Magazine. I did lots of research on the web and couldn't find one bad thing about it. Some options include...active electronics, neck through body construction, 24 frets, ebony fingerboard, hipshot detuner, Dunlop straplocks, black hardware, tung oiled neck, rounded body edges, blueburst color with matching headstock, HC17 bass case, and J99 single coil neck pickup with HB2 Humbucker Alnico-5 Bridge pickup with coil splitter. Now the waiting begins while they build this fine piece of equipment (8 weeks...ugh). I guess the Yamaha RBX460 will get me by, but I want my new baby!