Hey all, I did it! I picked up MV4 number 5 of 10 from the 2004 Namm show. In the store it sounded good, but when I got it home and spent some time playing I was blown away. it's a different anmial from the basses I've owned before. A lot more tonal nuance and if you play sloppy it will tell on you. At first I was leary of spending $2000 for a bass made overseas. Then I thought about Lexus, Infinity ect.. and went ahead. Right about now I feel like I got the better end of the deal!!