Just wanted to give credit and thanks to two great people in the UB world. First to Gary Upton for assisting me in procuring a 1940 M-1. He had absolutely no stake in the sale and could have easily tried to sell me a bass of his own, but because he could tell I really wanted this bass (albeit overpriced and in need of work) he assisted me in getting it for a much more agreeable price. Secondly to Bob Gollihur, who has always graciously answered any and all of my idiotic questions about UB. I bought my 2001 EC-1 from music123.com and if I had to do it over again I would have bought an EM-1 directly from Bob. I don't regret the purchase, but I think we as consumers need to support the people who are going to support US through guidance and advice. I know from now on these guys will be getting my business on any bass related items.