I got the bass I've been wanting for nearly 11 years. When I saw a review of a couple of Fodera's by Roger Sadowsky in a Bass Player magazine years ago I knew I had to have one. But I was 19 at the time and didn't have Fodera money. Well I'm 29 and I'm finally in the position to get oNe. I've owned many high end basses, as many as you can name probably, but the Fodera is the one that I always wanted but was reluctant to drop that kind of bread on. A deal came up that was too good to be true. Ed from Bass World hooked me up. I traded in a Ken Smith BSR Elite 5G and VERY little cash and got hthis brand new Fodera. It was just completed 3/11/02 and is now in my hands. I chose Bart p/u's over the Seymour's because, to me, they just sound better. I received the bass today and took it to practice tonight and it sounds/plays incredible. I'll try to post pics in a second.