Bravo! Very well said. I totally agree. And what some see as jumping on a bandwagon, I see as an impressive leap of faith. It's not like F-Bass was desperately groping for some formula for success. Their existing BN line has a world-wide, unimpeachable reputation. And F-Bass's AC line is the gold standard that all fretless bass makers yearn to reach. Heck, I know a guy who got gigs because of his AC6. There are a lot of good players who can handle the material well, but they wanted it handled with THAT bass's tone! Seriously, I am impressed that George Furlanetto took the risk. Doing the R&D and launching a new product line is not an inexpensive thing to do. Three cheers for George! Besides, success is a jealous mistress. I am old enough now to have realized that a lack of recent failure in my life is a sign that I'm living it too timidly to have wooed her favor.