Managed to drop by the Xotic shop in Van Nuys and enjoyed great hospitality by Toshio and his crew. As a bonus I managed to try a whole bunch of Xotic basses. In that hour and a half I have to say it was really enjoyable and I have to post here how great their basses are. For me though I have to say the XJ1P is possibly the most under rated bass out there at the moment. Besides the usual stuff...great workmanship and attention to detail what really stood out was the basses tone! It not only had an amazing P bass sound but it was extremely versatile. So now it's a case of more GAS and not enough Beano!!!! Not good !