I've always heard of Sadowskys and over the years, all of the talk has left me with the impression that they are amongst the ultimate if not the ultimate basses. I've never seen one in a store anywhere or heard one being played in person. I've checked out Lakland J-style basses and I will say that they are quality instruments, but the image in my head is that Laklands aren't in the same ballpark as Sadowskys. Ain't even the same league, or even the same sport! Are Sadowskys that awesome? What makes them so special? I've never been to NYC, but when I do go, Sadowsky's shop would be my main reason for going there, and when I do go there, I'm leaving my credit card at home! And one more question. What is a good song, album, player etc, that features and does justice to represent the Sadowsky sound? I want to hear a Sadowsky walked on, finger-funked on, slapped on, and soloed on.