I sold a beaut of a 5-string Sadowsky a couple of years ago...it just didn't seem to do it for me. After selling it I was fine playing my Ps and Js until...everyone started yammering about how great they were and how Sadowsky's were on their short list of basses, and how they'd give up their first-born, etc....so, I found a nice deal on a used 59 burst... It arrived today, and I am blown away by the tone, the feel, everything about it. Maybe it was the 5th string I didn't care for. This 4 is abso-tively purrfect. It goes out this weekend for a coupla gigs!