Dealing with Mike is great. (i'll post the R Fretless ASAP...Sweet). There's so much happiness going around. I loved the Parker but didnt play it enough--im just too into freless. The carbon neck on the Parker feels perfect (when they finally do a fretless Im getting it). I found the Piezo blends in amazing clarity. In a way, I think Parkers dont get their due because they're from a "guitar" maker. Its a brilliant bass....enjoy it Mike!