HOLY CRAP!!!!! I think I'm in love. It was everything I've ever wanted in a bass. Well, it wasn't a five string... but HOLY CRAP!!!! I understand why people enjoy these so much. I've often questioned it, and have never really wanted to give in... but I have. Boy am I glad I gave in. The action was super low, but the tension was tight like a rubber band stretched across a football field. Not only that, the preamp was easy, versatile, and just all-around awesome. I've GASed over these for a while now, without even playing one. I'm not going to lie, I was hoping I wasn't going to like it. Because now I have to save up $6K to buy one. I mean, I let a harmonic ring out for like 30 seconds... I played things that I've never played... It... it spoke to me. I mean, a Fodera Monarch Elite spoke to me. Not only the bass as a whole, but the Flame maple top, Walnut back, Ash tone block, Birdseye maple fingerboard, Seymour Duncan Vintage Dual Coil pickups with flamed maple covers... everything spoke to me. Here are pics of the bass. If it's still for sale when I get the money, it's mine. You think they'll still have it in five years? Crap, I've been GASing over these things people call "Sadowskys" too. Are those any good? Man, why can't I just sell my car or a testicle (only need one, right?) for gear? Shoot.