I can get this bass for $1,199. if I want. I have been playing the thing for some time and I am impressed. It has a place right in between my F bass(sort of) and my Thumb BO5(more like). It is very crisp and clear sounding. It has a little neck dive and string spacing is narrow. I like the growl, but it is not as prounounced as the Thumb. It can go in humbucking, but not as full as the F. The F sounds MUCH more organic sounding, but that dont matter much at full vol. I like it a lot, but I have to weigh these things. 1) I already have the sounds and feel of this bass between both my basses. 2) I cant do both well, just in the middle. 3) It will cost me 1200 clams. 4) will I have to devorce one of my basses? 5) If one of my basses is down for repair, I have a backup right there..........Oh, man this is crazy......What's wrong with me..???