Well, thanks to all you TB'rs talking them up and especially thanks to MikeBass for letting me play his wonderful Sadowsky's (and also 'Burke'), I've taken the plunge. It's already listed as sold on the site, and will be shipped to me 'on the road' next week... so I'll immediately get it on a few gigs. As a 'fancy wood neck through guy' for years, I've come all the way back around to the J-Bass type vibe... it feels good! Mike (Mikebass) has already mentioned that he's looking forward to posting an A/B comparison between his Metro and this NYC... since they are the same woods (even the same color) and both have the passive tone control. Won't I feel dumb if they are EXACTLY the same Anyway, my second purchase (the Schroeder was the first) driven by the site.... I need to stop logging in!!!!