I was at a local music store and was surprised to see that they had started carrying a brand of guitars and basses called "Blade". The salesman claimed that they were "hand made in switserland" which I didnt quite beleive. I tryed out a telecaster and a jazz bass copy, both were very well made instruments. The bass was a bit cheaper than an Fender american standard but I felt the quality was superior. Besides a nice Jbass tone It had a neat little feature called a "midrange boost" activated by pulling out the tone knob. Very nice instrument, anyone else know anything about them?