Man, I am so psyched. I just finalized the purchase of a Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn from JiveSound.com ( TalkBass' very own Jive1 ). Some of you may remember my thread where I did an A/B comparison between a Darryl Jones and a Joe Osborn. I expected to strongly prefer the DJ, but came away loving both for their different strengths. I have an order in for a Lake Placid Blue DJ4, but there is no current estimated delivery date, and I was getting antsy. So Jive1, in his oh so compassionate way, offered me a deal I couldn't pass up. He worked up a package deal for the Joe Osborne that he had in stock, in conjunction with the DJ that he's got on order for me. I jumped at the chance, and the JO should be on the FedEx truck heading to North Carolina tomorrow. The plan is to string the JO with flatwounds and use it for the blues and old school tunes I play, and use the DJ for the rock and heavier stuff. At least that's how I am justifying this to myself. Here are a couple pics of my new baby.