I finally gave in to my acute case of GAS for a Lakland DJ4 late yesterday afternoon. I had swapped numerous emails with Grasshopper at Bass Central and finally broke down and called to plunk down the ol' Visa card for the bass. All the transaction details were worked out and I hung up the phone with a nice warm feeling in my heart. Alas, it was not meant to be. Grasshopper called back with the bad news. The bass I wanted had been sold and their inventory sheet had not been updated to show that it was no longer available. It was an honest mistake and I hold no grudge against the guys at Bass Central at all. The main issue is that I REALLY wanted a candy apple red DJ4, which is a now discontinued color. That was the last red one they had in stock. They do have a Lake Placid Blue one in stock, and I am considering it, but that red had touched me deeply. Plus I already own a blue Jazz bass with a rosewood neck, so I'm not sure I want another one so close in appearance. Sigh. I plan to pontificate this perplexing position over a few beers this weekend to decide what to do. Any advice?