I've had this purpleheart topped Q5 since new in 92 and it's done literally thousands of gigs, I didn't even look at another bass for ten years. During that time it got really banged up and also had mods done every so often, plus the gloss finish was coming off the neck like rubber cement when I sweated for some reason. I had a sadowsky pre installed by the Sadowsky shop years ago but was never really a fan of the warm sound of the barts that came with my bass. So I finally bought some sadowsky soaps off ebay and sent everything to Michael Dolan's shop. He fixed all the nicks/dents and did a refin on the body/neck which is satin and done to perfection, I wish I had some 'before' shots of it to show how beat up I let it get. It really looks and feels like new now, and he got my frets back in shape and routed the body/installed the sadowsky soaps along with an ebony ramp and did a great overall setup. I'm really pleased how everything turned out, and the sadowsky soaps and pre sound just like I was hoping. Kudos to the Dolan shop!