I was reading JT's sticky up top about people who make (what they think are) hilarious comments or snide comments about extended range instruments. Anyone read that lately? Because you could replace "extended range" with a particular brand, say, or even a model, and it still works. If I step on anyone's toes here (especially you, JT, but I think this is valid), I apologize in advance - but I also believe I have a point (besides the one on top o' my head). See what I mean: "I've about had it with the insults and the snide b.s. about Bongos and the musicians who choose to play them. I've dealt with it for over 2 years, and Ii've dealt with it here from some poor unfortunate ignoramouses ever since i first got here. Most folks ask honest questions about instruments they don't understand or never experienced, and that's fine, any number of the Bongo players on the site here will be glad to share their experiences and answer questions. But the (thankfully small) gaggle of clucking airheads who feel the need to be insulting about someone else's instrument choice need to adjust their cluck. It's disrespectful and flies right in the face of the #1 rule here at talkbass. We want this site to be a comfortable area for all bassists, and these kinds of comments make that impossible. So the next time you think you have something funny to say about someone's instrument choice at their expense (nevermind the fact that we Bongo players have heard it _all_ before, from folks smarter than you even, and they still sounded like idiots) think twice....." Now tell me I'm wrong.