Well cats and kitties, I did the first session with the Godlyke Disciple 5 that Kevin @ Godlyke sent me. I've gotta say say, I'm impressed. It has a beautiful satin transparent blue finsh with an ash body, maple neck, 2 piece bridge (a la Warwick), rosewood board, and an MM/J p'up configuration. The MM is a humbucker and the J is a single coil. It has an 18 volt preamp and a notch filter. I show up and the studio, which is in Jessie DuPree's (Jackyl) house, and engineer Jeff Tomei (Smashing Pumkins, Matchbox 20, Corrosion of Comformity, El Pus, etc.) meets me at the door and takes me to the wall rack to hang the babies. I unzip the Sadowsky, and mumbles, "Sweet, you came to work." I take out the Godlyke, and asked me what it was, so I told him, then he says, "We know what the Sadowsky can do. Plug that thing in." I plug the Godlyke into the Avalon, and start the wankage. He freaks out. "Holy s**t! That thing parctically EQ's itself!" Then I asked him what a notch filter was, because I had no clue. "Does that thing have one?!" "Yeah." "Engage it!" Then walked me through what it does. I ended up playing that thing for about 20 minutes while he got his jollies off of that bass. He was literally blown away. We start the session, and my guitarist had to play about 6 guitar tracks, and my drummer had a Yamaha sub woofer on his kick, and this bass cut through all of that without even being eq'ed yet. After it was mixed, it sounded even fuller! This bass definately eliminates the "Where's the bass?" question. At one point, Jeff wanted to punch me in, because he thought I missed the downbeat coming out of the chorus. One of the vocalists said, "I think he hit it." Jeff thought that the "G" I hit on the E string was the kick drum. I'll have sound samples and pix for you guys Saturday, and I'm going to let Jraj borrow the bass today. Btw, my guitarist played through a mic'ed Orange rig. If your guitarist has the means, I HIGHLY recommend it! You, the bassist, will be glad! CJ sounded AMAZING. The fact that he was a child prodigy didn't hurt! Godlyke also sent a trans red 4 with an ebony board that arrived yesterday. I'll use it on Saturday's session. As for the Sadowsky MS5? Come on dude! That like asking about Ron Jeremy's...um..you know. It did the expected damage. On a side note, I turned the Sadowsky's volume and pre up to 100%, and going through the Avalon, I got "growling" highs. The most amazing thing I've ever heard! You'll also get to hear that was well. It's not a Sadowsky vs. Godlyke deal. Two totally different animals, and both kick serious tail! The Godlyke has a more modern tone, but I think that my Sadowsky is a more versitle bass. My only gripe about the Godlyke is its lack of an active/passive switch. Okay, questions? Yes, you in the back.