But seeing that bringing up D'Pergo brings loads of controversy I'm so not sure I want to...oh, who am I kidding, I will anyways. Here's the deal, I got to demo one of the 6K models and I really dug it, but I wasn't convinced that it was gonna be my #1 if it were mine. On top of that there is that the neck profile wasn't what I was looking for, and it had a bucker in the bridge. So, enter the next demo model...I believe it's oe of the 10K models, but I really don't know what it is. Doesn't matter all that much to me. Took it out of the case gave it a once over, nice and resonant, neck profile is what I want. Now were getting some where. Pluged it in...and I gotta say I HATE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. It played beautifully, especially seeing that it had a fairly low action and does have more of a radius then I've been using these days. But no fretting out when over bending. And it sounded glorious. Especially the bridge single coil, as a rule I end up wih bridge buckers o Strats since the singles usually don' work for me. SO, what I had told D'Pergo is that I was looking for a 3 single Strat where I wouldn't feel the need for a bucker. Well...it IS. I was thinking that it's just a psycho acoustic thing, so I started A/B'ing against to a few of my other Strats. Side note I had the D'Pergo tune to Eb and compared it to stuff in concert pitch and Eb stuff. Here's where I started t get annoyed...and I didn't think I'd ever say that. This could quite conceivably be my #1. All the gushing about how they sound and play...yeah, I get it. Now, how do I explain a second mortgage to wife? Also, please don't piss on my thread. If you don't dig D'Pergos...fine, if you dig something else...finer, or if you simply think anything over x amount is overpriced...finest. All I'm saying is that I dig it, and if I can figured out the bread I'm getting one. End of story.