I picked up Michael's Star Licks video off ebay to check it out. I am confused after watching the video. Using a low E of .052 on the Hyperbass means that he is really playing 34" scale fretless guitar, more than playing bass. Do we say it is still a bass because of the scale length, or do we consider the hertz relationship of the tuning and use that as the basis of deciding if we are playing guitar or bass? The playing two and three basses at the same time left me asking why not get a Warr 14 string bass instead of using a box on a table and hanging two basses from your neck? Also all the flipping of the levers on the Hyperbass to play in 14 tunings? I just don't get it, I guess it is necessary for the harmonics? It just seemed like Michael has left traditional bass playing all together and is moving toward being a touch tone player like users of the Chapman stick or Warr guitars, so why not evolve the instrument choice to better reflect this direction? Seems like a 14 string Warr with 14 D-tuners would do the same thing and it would put all the notes in one location. It just seemed like hooking three Honda Civics together to pull a 60ft yacht instead of buying a dullie.