This just showed up about a half hour ago. I have a full afternoon and evening of classes, but it's gonna be pretty difficult to concentrate. The fanned fret thing is a pretty easy adjustment. As people have mentioned before, the frets are angled at a natural position that is very wrist-friendly, since most of us don't wear our basses completely horizontal. Makes it easy to do that Carol Kaye style fretting hand shifting with the thumb anchor.