After reading opinions and talking with the Sadowsky shop, (the Sadowsky guys are as nice as humans can be) I was very excited when a local store received a number of Metro's. Even after setting them up, I was very dissapointed. In the passive mode, the tone was not as usable as the Lakland JO, or stock Fender jazz. With the preamp on, it was god like, wonderfull tone for days. Still, the basses were heavy and clunky feeling. I guess I expected more from a $2,200. bass. The only new Fender am dlx V I've found felt much more "elegant". More of a players bass at almost half the cost. I had my heart set on a Metro. AARGH!!!!