I went to Nino_Brown's place yesterday to trade basses, and came home with an awesome instrument: his transparent blue Warmoth Gecko. It's put together incredibly well, the action, fit and finish are great, the nut work he did is just superb, and the 2 Basslines p-pickups with OBP-1 make an incredible barky sound. (If Nino ever offers you a bass he's built as a trade item, GET IT! He's the man.) Then I made the horrific mistake of trying his Sadowsky 5-string with EMG J-style pickups and a Sad preamp. HOLY S%^T! I'd never played a Sad before, but this was the "sickest" bass I've ever played. It weighs around 7 pounds, but has DEEP tone anyway; the action is astounding; even turning the knobs is a pleasure -- they move like they're oiled with powdered silk! Nino even gave me a CD of his band, on which he played the Sad on all four songs. Needless to say, the tone is amazing. Forget about the old "Jazz bass on steroids" cliche -- this was like a _genetically-engineered_ Jazz bass on steroids. . . Never, ever try a Sadowsky unless you have some gold bullion stashed away somewhere!!! Or you'll end up checking into a GAS-Rehab clinic somewhere. . .