Agreed. With this slight difference. My Stambaugh ODB 5 was not the only bass that I gigged with, but it did get the bulk of the workload. When the pressure was on and I couldn't afford to be distracted with worrying about my instrument, the ODB 5 got the call. If and when I start playing out again, this bass will still get the most gig time. Also, he is certainly one of the best builders out there, but sometimes your excellence (and reasonable prices) can lead to you becoming overloaded with work. I wish it wasn't so, but in this case I think it is. M. M.