i liked it even more than i thought i would!!!! it looks even better in person. i like the contours of the body, it's smaller than i thought it was, it's lighter than my sterling, feels as good as my sterling.... it gets a barky sound that i freeeeeeeeking love and can't do with the sterling, it hits lows that the sterling won't also. dear god - i NEED one of these. i've had gas before but this is now downright painful. i'm even considering selling my MM and becoming a one bass man. i'll start with this first.... for real this time.... beautiful warwick active corvette w wenge neck and hardshell warwick case - $700 + shipping. somwhat beat up early 80s fender mustang w dimarzio p pickup & hardshell case - $200 + shipping. gonna post it in the gear for sale section when i get home from work... i even dreamed about the bongo last nite, that i was able to aford the parts to one, ala carvin, and was gonna build it myself. woke up obsessing on ways i could get the money. howz this - my birthday's february 16th - if ya'll wanted to start a secret collection w PMs and paypal, you could surprise me on my birthday - and talkbass could make internet history - get a story in BP magazine and everything.... i'd make sure they printed it as me and bill are old pals now after my last complaints . oh dear..... can you taste my desperation here.