Ive been thinking of making a trip out to kolsteins to try out one of the Fendt bass. Ive already spoke to the shop and Ive read most of the posts on the forum that refer to these basses so I assume there are at least a few owners on the forms. Those that own one or have played one I was wondering if you could tell me you personal feeling about these basses. Specifically, how would you personally describe such things as playability, projection, sound, and craftsmanship? Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area who has one I could try?