A couple of days after MM's birthday, I picked up my new baby. After building my own basses for years, I wanted to get a few that had the right logo on the headstock. I've been flirting with various Fenders for a while. I realized a 5 string would be most practical, and I was going to take an American Deluxe V home, when Jean at Long and McQuade found this Marcus V for me. It's really well made, lightweight, with nice Hipshot Ultralights, so it balances well. The low end is really full, even in passive mode. Let the honeymoon begin! P.S I never slap!