I have been wanting one of these since first seeing one 2 years ago. I just love the look and feel. Went back to GC again to play it again and it is great. Very nice tone and feel. After much, much and more thought I traded my Lakland 44-64D on it. Broke my heart as that bass had some real soul to it. Over the last few months of playing it I began to feel the weight. This thing was a solid 9 lbs on the luggage scale. Just a big ole slab of a bass. We arrived at a deal and I am completely satisfied with the Aerodyne. Still needs some fiddling and I am unsure about the strings but its every bit the looker I thought it would be. The thing has a lot of stomp to it too. Haven't been able to push it as yet as the wife works from home and noisy bass playing is off limits 8 to 5. Dam this photo dose not do it justice!