Saturday: I brought my frankenbass to the church to test it on their PA. It sounded WAYYYY better than in my house (I have a Behringer 30W amp combo). One of the regular bass players played it and loved it and the the flat strings. He plays a MIM Jazz 5 string and he was impressed with my Frankie. On the down side he didn't like the lack of sustain of the flats.....meh! Now it seems that I HAVE to get a sustainer! PD: I am a better player than I thought, they liked my playing!