Thankee for the welcomes boys. Sorry to hear of the DS deficiency but that can be fairly easily remedied, no? A plated SP500 shouldn't be too hard to swing here in good 'ol Mizzerra... if your local DMV is anything like the easy-going Ma & Pa style DMV we have here. And everyone's related to the one guy in town who does the inspections.
In any case, I do have the Bandit for asphalt adventuring with my 'dirt-handicapped' buds.
I've though about the SLAP before, y'know. Might actually do it one 'o these days. As long as ya'll play LOTS of banjo music! Maybe I'll strap the beater guitar on my back for the ride down and join in if'n ya'll don't care... ?