Well, as some of you know, in April I'll turn.....well, that's not important! Anyway, I had my dream bass, a Warwick Streamer Stage 1 5 in natural with a Basslines setup, but she was heavy. I didn't care, I'd always played heavy basses.....when I was younger! Well after a couple of doctor's visits and the realization that it was taking me about 3 days to recover from each hour + gig with the bass, I had to drop trou and let reality "lay me down in the tall grass so that she could do her stuff", to paraphrase Fleetwood Mac. For health reasons, I had to give up my baby! I decided that if I'm going to give up my baby, it had better be DAMN well worth it! I ended up getting a Sadowsky MS5. It's much lighter, and I still have the oomph, but I do miss my Stage1 5. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Sadowsky, although I'd rather have a rosewood board, and I plan getting about 2 more in the NEAR future. To sum it up: Reality is a turd in the punchbowl of life!