I recently received the opportunity to play a Status bass for the first time (two of them actually)... and the experience was impressive. After previously owning Modulus basses, I found the Status necks to be sooooooo much more solid... not heavy... just solid, like it would hurt if you got whacked with one. Whereas Modulus and Steinberger necks have always felt a little plasticky to me. I owned a Frankenbass with a Moses neck more than 20 years ago and it, too, had a more solid feel than any Modulus or Steinberger neck I've ever encountered. But the Status basses topped them all in terms of a solid feel. YMMV. Their necks also had incredible, beautiful, gloss finishes that were simply gorgeous. Can anyone with the knowledge or insight please explain how the carbon fiber production techniques of Status differ from those used by the other guys? Just when I thought I had graphite necks out of my system, Status is pulling me back in!