Which basses past or present do you think are/were very good basses, but, didn't make it due to timing or marketing failures? You probably know what I'm going to say; Epiphone Jack Casady. Without writting 10,000 words, it really mystifies me why a bass which is so good is marketed (or not marketed) by a Company as big as Gibson as though it's a minor instrument in their catalog. They used to run ads in Bass Player, but, they stopped about a year ago. Now, all you hear about them is at a forum like this. They're not so easy to locate if you want to buy one, people from other countries say they'd love to try/buy one, but, they're not even available where they live. I never took a marketing course, but, doesn't anyone from Gibson know that Talkbass or other bass forums exist? I mean, if they took 50 Casadys and sent them to 5 countries that don't carry them now, do they think they wouldn't be able to sell them? I could go on, but, I won't. Your turn. Mike J.