I was thinking about the current thread comparing the Fender Elite V to Sadowsky Metro MV5. I said the Sadowsky was clearly superior, but that, in my opinion says nothing bad about the Fender. The Fender is an excellent mass produced bass. Any Sadowsky is a rare, handmade boutique bass, and it is made to more exacting standards than even a great factory bass. I think comparing a Fender to a Sadowsky is like comparing a Nissan Maxima or Kia Optima to a AMG Mercedes or a BMW M5. That said, if Fender copied the Sadowsky neck, I would happily take the Fender despite not having that Sadowsky sizzle. Afterall, my DJ5 is a passive bass with a neck much closer to Sadowsky specs than a Fender in every category except scale length.