OK, my next purchase will be a vintage-style, passive, high-end Jazz, 4-string, American-made (between $1500 and $2500). The used vintage market is just impossible. Been considering many, and have come to the following conclusion - please help me narrow down my list: -Sadowsky: out of my budget new, don't want a Metro, and I just sold a Standard Sadowsky to help fund this more 'vintage' bass. -Celinder: don't really care much for the brand; the builder is too far away. -Fender Custom Shop: long wait and I have read repeatedly that they are not worth the price. So, the last finalists are: -Lull V4: attractive price, good reputation. -USA Lakland JO: First in my list. -Alleva-Coppolo: getting good reviews and I like the "very- vintage" approach. Unsure about the price - just e-mailed them.