Well; I've had my Houser 5 for about 2 months now. I bought it new from Mountain Music in KC (nice guys). I think it was the last one, or at least it was the only new one still in the dealer network. I'm glad I didn't sell my 5L to buy it, as they're pretty different. I really like the wider neck on the Houser, and it has a fatter rounder tone with the humbuckers switched all on. It also possesses whatever magical thing Reverend basses have that let them blow right thru a live mix. I dunno why folks never bought into the Reverend bass as a concept. They have killer necks, killer tone, nice and light, well balanced to wear on stage... Did their somehwat "eclectic" looks kill them? While I mostly play upright anymore, when I play electric, it's a Reverend 5. Later!