I am a big fan of this line. I think they are very under-advertised/underrated basses. I have a 4 and 5 string from the original release (Aguilar electronics, maple board, tilted Jazz pickup). I am considering one of the redesigned (Seymour pickups, passive electronics, ebony board, vertical jazz pickup) but I cannot find one to try out. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the new version. Do the changes make that much of a difference? Are the Seymour pickups hotter?