I'm about 90% sure that my next Bass will be a fretless RockBass Fortress, and I have a few questions for anyone that has or has played one (since Oklahoma City SUCKS for Bass shops, and no one around here stocks Warwicks). been a P Bass guy most of my life (been playing since 1972), my current #1 Bass is a FrankenFender with a 67 reissue body, late 70's pickups and a MIM neck, Gotoh bridge, and graphite nut, growls like a beast with sustain for days. I'm wondering how they compare to the Tony Franklin Sig. P (which I would love to have, but just can't afford/justify the price since I don't gig regularly anymore). hows the weight/balance? what's the neck shape like? I don't like skinny or thin necks that are the most common right now ( including J Basses and Ibanez} and I've heard the Fortress has more of an early 70's P Bass profile on the neck, slightly thicker with a similar width. if I order it through a distributor does it come with a hard case? and finally what shop would be the best to go through for price, service, product knowledge, etc.? anything else is irrelevant since I will most likely put higher quality pickups and preamp in it right away. I tend to favor RotoSound strings if that makes a difference, although I'm toying with the idea of switching to flats. I play mostly Progressive Rock, lots of King Crimson, Yes and Jethro Tull, with some Rush and QueensRyche when I'm feeling aggressive. any info would be greatly appreciated... thanx.