Finally got a chance to check out one of the Jeff Berlin model Deans today. I played a butterscotch colored 4 with Bart soapbars and BadAss II bridge. Built in the Czech Republic IIRC. I'm impressed. Extremely easy to play, pretty versatile, especially for a passive four. Very responsive to a light touch. Both pickups full on, tone full on had the kind of brightness you'd expect with an active bass. Very good slap sound in this setting as well as finger style. Solo the bridge pickup and roll back the treble a tad and the growl was pretty amazing for something in this price range. Very articulate bass, never sounded harsh. I played it through the smaller Aguilar amp with a 410 and 115 at low to medium volume. Either way it had just the right kind of grunt I like in a bass. Seemed like a very well put together axe.