I live in NY, so what did I do? I tortured my self by visiting Roger Sadowsky's shop. I brought a G&L L-2500 & a Spector USA NS-4 w/me for comparisons!!!! I looked around, asked to play a Modern 24 fret 5 string & pluged in to an SWR RedHead combo (i think). I set the eq flat & played on it for about 15 min. It played incerdible. sounded great, too. so I put it down, & plugged in my L-2500. I loved that bass, but the sound was like I was playing a Squier bass!!! I was shocked. So I plugged in my NS-4 & it did sound better, but man, the Sadowsky had it beat (Sound wise. I still love the total feel of all Spectors) Now here is my dilema. This is also my <u>OPINION</u>. Why shoud I pay $3200 for a Warmoth bass w/an Aguilar pre-amp? Yeah, he say's is a "Sadowsky" pre-amp & he builds em him self, But the bass resembles a Warmoth!!! The control plate is exactly the same, the end of the fretbaord is flat, just like Warmoths. I just had a Warmoth bass built for me w/an Aguilar preamp & EMG 40-J's & it kills!!! & it cost me $900!!! I could build 2 more & still have bread left over. But come on. Ok, the Warmoth I build plays GREAT, but it dosent play as good as the original, the body shape on the Sadowsky Modern 5 is sleeker that the Warmoth Deluxe 5 Jazz I build, But to my recollection, it sound the same!!! All I'm trying to do is let off some steam & eventually, when I have enough cash I will buy a Sadowsky 24 fret 5 String & probably install an Aguilar OBP-1 in my Spector basses. Which of you have a Sadowsky, & what do you think of it? Wanna see my Spector basses? Go to the <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net">THEOREM WEBPAGE</a> & click on "Nino-Bass". I don't have any pics of my Warmoth/Sadowsky clone yet, but I will soon. Peace.