I was driving through Scranton, PA two years ago and stopped at the Bass Palace, where I played the greatest bass of all time. It was a fretless 4-string Fodera, sunburst, and the owner said it was sent back to FOdera for custom pick up set up---this thing had 6 picks up I believe. The neck had fret markers on it (which made it even easier to play) and the sound was so incredibly stomping fat, I could not believe it. Playing it seemed like my fingers were playing in warm butter. It was an amazing bass--$2,700. I got him down to $2,200 but I couldn't get the balls to put my savings on this bass. I ended up buying my house instead and using the cash for my downpayment....so..I guess I cannot complain..