well, i finally did it. after many many months of hoping and waiting, i finally bought a Sadowsky! like i mentioned in another thread, i never did fully appreciate the flawless machines that Roger built until after about a year of going thru MANY other fender style basses, and realizing that, yea, Sadowsky's are the ultimate! so, in visiting the shop one faithful day, where i documented it here, i was shown this particular PJ bass' teal body before construction, which happened to also be on the last week of its finishing. needless to say, i immediately put my down payment on it! specs-wise, its a very lightweight alder done up in teal green metallic, with a mint green pickguard, and rosewood fingerboard. the pickups are the usual Sadowsky humcancelling PJ setup, with active preamp & passive tone knob/switch. tonally, its got that weighty bowel moving Pbass thump with the added edge and midrange chew of the bridge jazz pickup. admittedly, its a sound that i have never really heard before playing this bass. and daggit, its darn addictive! i always loved that growly chewy tone of my dual j pickups, but WOW, never knew how much punch and booty a pbass could add to a jazzy-ish bass. the treble and bass knobs are both boost, with flat being fully down. at first, i thought the bass was gonna be too muddy for me, given that i was always a maple/ash kinda guy, but right off the bat, i noticed how clear and bell like the tones were! no need to boost the trebs. actually, i wanted more of that thumpy bass booty! both knobs, especially the treble boost, can be monstrous and overpowering. BUT the passive high cut knob does wonders to tame the highs, and also add a new dimension to your tonal options. at first, i thought the passive hi cut knob would be redundant, and maybe mainly for getting the most "vintage sweetness" outta the pbass pickup, but if you fiddle with the treble boost and passive knob together, you can literally carve out certain unique tones that you couldnt possibly get with just using either one. its only when you use them together, and add in some mo' low end booty via the bass boost, its possible to unlock some very cool and unique tones outta the PJ pickups. its hard to explain but its like a sweet mix of modern and vintage sensibilities. the modernish active preamp and sweet fendery tones of the pickups make for a cool blending of old & new world tones in one bass. like going from "Zender-esque" 31st century dance to "Rocco-like" old sckoo funk with the twist of a few knobs! asethetically, the teal green metallic is just too cool and dang sexy. (did i just call a bass' finish "sexy"? oi... ) the picture shows the nice metallic flakes but you really have to see it in person with the lights shining off of it to fully appreciate the awesome finish the guys in the shop did with this one. its just simply abfab. and tho, the mint guard is mighty fine, i'm thinking of swapping it out for a tortoise or black guard for a little somethin' different. sorry, Roger... all in all, i couldnt be happier with both the bass, and especially that trademark service. a big up to Frank who really helped me out in finalizing the bass' setup, and for also being sooo patient with my scatter-brained-ness. didnt really help that i was playing hooky from a busy work day to pickup the bass. oi... and of course, Roger, who as always, treated me just like another rock star who happened to walk into his shop. i'm loving this bass soo much, that i already put in another order for a 5 string vintage jbass! but then again, i dont see how i could really need anything else, other than this PJ. hopefully, i'll still remember that i do own other basses from time to time! oh, and sorry for the needless and indulgent gushing, but heck, if you played this jawn, you'd freak too!