It seems that the Fodera "Contrabass" of Anthony Jackson has started a new fashion in how a Bass guitar should look. Many of the custom builders have adapted it to their own line. I know Anthony Jackson plays while sitting down and I know he's a WIDE fellow so for him that peanut shape makes sense. I also am aware that the back of the bass where the neck joins the body is scalloped so he has unlimited acces to all frets. But in the way I see it, it would be a distaster to play a bass like that strapped on. There's a reason why Leo Fender didn't give the Precision bass the same body outline of the Telecaster guitar, which appeared around the same time as the P-bass, the long upperhorn made for good balance when strapped on and gave plenty of acces to the upper frets. Like I said, for someone like Anthony Jackson who plays seated, the single cut bass makes perfect sense but I bet that many of you who own a single cut bass DON'T play seated. So I'd like to know what the hubbub is about, why do people want to have a single cut bass, what's the attraction?