Hey TB... I have been kicking around getting a 4-94 Lakland with a sonic blue alder body, birdseye board, white pearl guard, etc. The wait is over 6 months for a new Lakland, and since there aren't many around with those specs (surprised? ), I started to look elsewhere. After struggling with this, I traded my beloved Eshenbaugh for a 5 string R Bass singlecut....very nice bass, courtesy of Leo Kishore (a VERY nice and hip dude!). It KILLS!!! But, I am most comfy on a 4, since all of my work consists of reading gigs, so the comfort factor is a must!! Anyway, I traded it to Juan at Basses-electric-acoustic.com (now there's a mouthful!) for....drumroll please.... A new 4 string R Bass! 34" scale, mahogany body, passive with Nordstrand Jazz pickups (but I just ordered a J Retro Deluxe in black from Steve barr at the Dude Pit ) so, by Tuesday of this week, I'll have my new R bass.... ...but wait....there's more, you say? I picked up an E-volution body style Elrick on Ebay last week for the paltry sum of.... 995.00$ So, that's comin' in tomorrow! I also found out that my Benavente SC style D bolt on 33" scale bass is almost ready, and... Mark Eshenbaugh's whittlin' away at my 4 string set neck fretless with a pink ivory board!! Should be soon...... If I only had the smarts to post a picture of Mr. Burns wringing his miserable old hands, while saying "Excellent!"