I've been looking at Spalt for a little while now, but where I live, my chances of getting near a Spalt bass are about the same as 30 billion dollars landing through my ceiling and into my living room. My question is this. How do they sound??? Has anyone around here played one? I think they're positively GASeous, but my sentiments aren't shared by too many people around here... I searched the database before posting this to be sure I wasn't going to create a re-run, and someone thought they were about the ugliest things ever created! Personally, I think they're works of art... ...though I'm sure Spalts are entirely out of my league financially!