I'm shopping for a bass. Having read a lot of posts here, I feel like I can't make a final decision until I try one of these New Standards many of you have raved about. But it seems like they're an East Coast thing...Are there any Minnesota Cleveland owners out there? I'll also be playing gigs in Iowa, Madison and Chicago in early Nov., so I'll be in the neighborhood there too, if anyone will let me give their Cleveland a try. Ever since I found out my Cremona was caving in (not worth saving), I've been researching basses on TalkBass. Tripled my knowledge about my instrument in just a few weeks. Thanks for all the postings!