Since it seems to be very hard to find lots of pics of these babies I thought i'd ask. I'd like to see the neck upclose so I can see what sort of difference that zero fret makes. Are these basses readily available do most good music shops have them in like they all seem to have a fender jazz and a ibanez soundgear or are they quite hard to find in texas. Final question does any body use an external pre amp with this if so what and why. Thanks a lot guys all I ever need to know right at the end of my finger tips.