Took a trip on down to the Bass Cellar yesterday to get my setup fixed up. Between the big scoop and the high string height, things haven't been quite right lately. Anyways, the bass is now in much better shape, and I had enough cash leftover to pick up some strings. BUT, the reason I wanted to post this was to let everyone know that Nick Lloyd's new bass has some serious cajones behind it. It's much prettier in person too. All in all, I found it pretty easy to play and had a nice vibrant sound. My only issue with it was that the E-String didn't speak with the same ease that the other strings did (alas..).. but it sure spoke well anyways. Chris Robert's new bass is also something to behold - its a more honey like finish, and has some elegant inlay work near the button. It had more of a 'smooth' sound than the 'vibrancy' of Nick's, but was also very easy to play. Andy's Prescott-copy truly is a cannon, and is surprisingly easy to get around on, given its size. Would it be perfect for anything? Depends on what you consider perfect, but quite the bass. I still am not crazy for Jakstadts - their tone just doesn't get me going. The Lakeberg isn't there - I believe Lauren Bell purchased it - but Bill Just won a Gold at the VSA this year, so he's doing decent work too. If you get the chance, check these instruments out sometime.