I was all set on buying something in Japan, but the dollar is at an all time low against the yen,and there's no sign of it going up. Gonna get a nice shiny Musicman. I love a good strong bridge tone,and a stock Sterling seems to nail it for me,I've played one with an Aguilar pre and a Lane Poor MM pu which was even nicer for me. But I have to say,the looks of the Bongo really does it for me,it's a shallow statement,I know ..and a 1.5" nut width is a tad faster for me, but I was wondering how some real MM nuts compare the two instruments,sonically ..do they sound noticable different? or are there any features on either bass that u prefer,or that bug u?