After being a bassist for 19 years and wanting one of these since 1994, wife agreed I've waited long enough. I am soooo happy I could cry... hope it arrives before the gig Friday. Edited on behalf wife: To give a little more "credit" to where it is due, it was actually encouraged (by the wife who surely deserves an overwhelming amount of appreciation in the spirit of good taste and support) to inspire the luckiest man in existence when she bought that bass . . .