Hey, I just wanted to spread the word about Pensa J basses! I strongly recommend trying one if your considering a J style custom bass! I've played them all and owned many different high end custom basses. I have to say that not only do I consider the Pensa I own one of the nicest J I've ever played, but one of the finest sounding/built basses period!!! Check them out...at Rudy's in NYC or @ Basses Electric Acoustic!!!!!