This is my first "check out what I got" post and I'm quite stoked to do it. I went to the guitar show in Columbus today. The guys from the Low End were really cool (Daryl Jones and co) as was Bob from the Bass Palace. I played a bunch of basses and was smitten with this Smith (got to play about 4 gorgeous Smiths and a Lakland that absolutely incredible, the Smith was just talking to me.) I'm really glad I came home with it. I have been looking at old jazz basses as well as higher end stuff, and this BSR just seemed to do it all really well. It gave up awesome, muscular jazz bass tone and brought the noise for slapping, tapping etc. It's kind of like a cross between a jazz bass and a Fodera/Smith sound. I'm totally into it. It plays effortlessly. Plus, it's got kind of a retro Smith vibe to it, with the open coil pickups and gold hardware. Here's a pic. I will throw some sound clips up tonight. Thanks to Bob and all the guys at the show!