Sorry that the thread was closed (KSD/Sad). I was just about to step in and offer some peace and clear up a few things. When I was training in Tae-Kwan-do, I had to get some Ref training before my son Jon competed in States and then in Nationals. Being a Coach is safer I belive than stepping into a Bass-dog Fight on TB like this just was. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=186506&page=3&pp=20 At least I feel safer where the rules are in force to protect..lol Ok.. Now.. A few things and then I'm out... 1) It had been mentioned MIC (China). NO, these are MIK, Korea. 2) It was mentioned that I used Jazz Basses in my sessions. I used many Basses but rarely if Ever a Jazz Bass. My Main Bass b4 my 1976 Proto-type Smith was either an Old Jazz body with a '51 P neck with added Ebony board and modded to hell or a CT that was made as a Copy to that Bass which was serial #3. The first CT with a single non-spliced 26? fret fingerboard. The first 2 having two guitar boards pieced together under a fret. Nice, but not for me.. Most of my recordings were with Smith Basses as I got busy in the studio in 1975 (thru '87) so only about a year with non-Smith type Basses.. Done with this now.. 3) QC: KSDs have evolved from it's first batch delivered and still tweaking so I don't know which ones are tried and compared here. There are many issues and none have gone un-answered. When dealing with the Koreans, try telling them you ONLY want the Light Ash used in your Basses.. Ha ha.. They Nod and then, who knows... 4) A KSD Pro model MIJ (Japan) has been discussed over the last year or so and the price may be double. So will the quality, playability and sound but that will depend on who you ask. Economics will rule here, not opinion. 5) A person who loves his Bass no matter what the brand, will defend it to the death sometimes. No reason to get ugly about it. Each to his own... Many Pros now have KSDs and just as many if not more don't, don't want them or don't need them. 6) 60s vs.70s QC. There is no difference between these Basses in Quality at all. They are done exactly the same except for the woods and cosmetics. I personally prefer the 60s as the Alder brings back the older Vibe I used to hear back in the day. My son Jon 'Bought' a 60s 5er from Brooklyn Gear last Winter Namm. 7) BG/KSD, KSB and KS... Let's try for a moment to understand this relationship. I was asked by BG to help design this Bass and consult. We also QC a portion from each batch as time and necessity allows or demand. We do not market or sell these Basses to the shops you buy them from. We only supply the Strings in Bulk to BG to ship back to Korea for assemble for each Batch. More Qs?.. Did I miss anything, anyone?.. Mods.. PLEASE Delete any off color posts from this thread as you see fit. A healthy disscussion keeps us all on the edge of our seats. No reason to bring this out into the parking lot though!