First, I apologize for creating this thread because I know that there have been *somewhat* similar threads created in the past. I tried a PM to an admitted owner of this bass, but haven't heard back yet. Anyway, I'm looking at possibly getting a used Status Energy 4-string that I found online. According to Rob Greene of Status, it was likely built around '97. It features two jazz pickups, active pre and a headstock (as opposed to the headless Energys). The body is made out of walnut (natural finish) and it features a rosewood fingerboard. Though the ad says the neck is part graphite, I'm skeptical, based upon what I've read. Has anyone played this? If so, what are your thoughts? Does $699.00 sound like a good deal for one that appears to be in excellent condition? Any info would be most appreciated and again, apologies for the thread clutter.