Well, I as well as others have been waiting on the KSD five strings to come in and they finally arrived on this week. I heard about it and I went on Thursday. I was so blown away at how well they sounded. It's not that I thought they wouldn't sound good, but you know how you anticipate something that's coming out, and when you finally get to see it you're dissapointed. Well, this was not the case when I went to the store. I played both the 60's and 70's version and both were true to there timeframe and wood characteristcs. I put the 70's version on layaway and should have it out in March. I only play gospel music so this definately will fit the bill. I had a Lakland Skyline 55-01 and I believe that the B string on the Lakland is slightly better but this bass will run circles around my Lakland. The other thing that's awesome about this bass as well is the playability. I love low action but I never seen a Fender Jazz get this low of action and not be buzzing all over the place. But I dug in as hard as I could and didn't get anything. This bass will be a winner for years to come. I love Ken's circuit. He's created another winner. I have read other posts saying that the frets needed dressing but that wasn't the case with this bass. I can't wait until March!!