Hey everyone, This is my first post but I've been browsing this website daily for the better part of 2 months. I've been playing bass for quite a while and I'm going to invest in a boutique jazz 5er very soon. After going through all the details/reviews of everything for ages I've slimmed the decision down to Sad vs. Dingwall (i know the Super J wont have a 5er for a month or 2, i can wait) Id just like to hear your thoughts on the tone, differences and flexibility of these two basses. In a perfect world, I'd like an agressive slap tone, some vintage fender(ish - doesnt have to be really close, just that kind of jazz vibe) sounds, a strong B and more than anything it needs to CUT THROUGH THE MIX. I want to be heard. Ive heard that Sads are perfect for sitting in the mix, but not so obvious. True? I play anything from Chilli Peppers (i like the tone, ray isnt flexible enough to ambient doom metal that requires heavy sustain and crystal clarity. Pretty much, I want great jazz tone with alot of flexibility. Just a quick thankyou to everyone who posts on this forum for teaching me more than I ever thought I'd know about the Lo-End. Regards, Alex PS. Im gassing for a Super J 5er in Olympic white w/ matching headstock and baltic amber guard (In terms of looks). Drool.