So I got my new issue of Bass Player in the mail yesterday, and I'm flipping through. I get to page 23, and there's an ad for some pedal with Bill Dickens holding his signature model Conklin seven-string. Flip to the opposite side of the page, and the first ad in the upper corner is for Hill Customs, their first ad ever in Bass Player. Right next to the Hill ad is an Elrick ad. My last three bass purchases, in order of when they were purchased, were a Bill Dickens model Conklin seven-string, a Hill Custom, and an Elrick. Well, it's weird to me anyways.