Happy New Year. It has been quiet here, I see. And on visiting the BMV website for the first time in several months, I see that their business model is really changed. For the better, I must believe... Good Luck to John and Co.! Now I am down to only my pink and white BMV basses. Though I said I would never change their pickups, I did change the P pickup in the pink bass. After testing a number of them there, one stood out as being best for the instrument, a custom Bullock P pickup, underwound and un-potted. In my initial review of that pickup, I wrote Well that turned out to be a perfect complement to the pink BMV's vocal quality; and the Bullock P and Flying Mojo J get along just fine. Here is something I happened to make late Sunday night, as I was designing presets on a delay pedal that has a looper mode. Good headphones or speakers are recommended. The setup: Bluesman Vintage (BMV) P/J J/J bass guitar as P/J, alder/maple/rosewood Bullock custom P pickup (underwound, un-potted), Flying Mojo pre-CBS type J pickup Dark Horse stainless roundwound strings four or five overdubs in Empress Effects Vintage Modified Superdelay (VMSD) in looper mode VMSD phrase played several times through Kern preamp into Blue Rock amp, into TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper BMV bass into 3Leaf Audio Groove Regulator (the shy solo) into Kern/Blue Rock, overdubbed in Ditto X2 Ditto X2 phrase repeated a few times in Fission on Mac, then mastered in Audacity multi-band compressor. After having my BMV basses for a while now, I must say that there is something special about them. I will admit to struggling with them some, with their voices. They have a lot of personality. And in my little collection they have some stiff competition. But their sound and feel together is unique. At its best, it is serious business, whether you are into the vintage-like angle or not. The "sweet and tough" voice I mentioned last year is part of the BMV sound, I think. Whatever it is, it's good.