I went into my local GC to pickup a Boss ME-50B.. While walking around I look in the bass section.. What do I see?? A used Benavente Vortex. http://www.benaventeguitars.com/bass.htm Its looks EXACTLY like the first one on that page.. I mean EXACTLY, even the grain (which I stared at for a good 5 minutes). Might be the same one, I dunno. Anyways, plugged it into a GK 2X10 combo. Started playing and my face just went . This has to be one of the best basses I have played to date. I was playing some standard slap stuff that I play on all of the basses to compare the sound. I heard notes coming out of that bass that I dont think I've ever heard before Everything was crystal clear. I dont know how else to explain it. It was almost a religious experience It was simply a beautiful sound bass.