I have been thinking about this for some time now- especially after Nino Brown posted his Sadowsky Vintage 5 for sale, and sold it for GOOD $$- I am not a big fan of the Fender vibe. i mean, i recognize them for what they are and some do sound great, but not for me- However, some Sadowskys are beautiful. As i enter a situation where i could potentially be doing a lot of recording for a major Christian label. Big , big projects like music for movies, etc.. I wonder what the best "studio" bass out there is. Of course Sadowsky comes to mind- i hear they sit great in a mix, etc.. so, I'd like to hear Sadowsky owners chime in about why in the world you would pay $3400 for a "Fender copy"- I dont mean to be derogatory AT ALL- its a question ive heard others ask. I once brought my MTD535 and a Lakland 55-94 to the Sadowsky shop in NY- i tried their bass alongside mine- i failed to see the magic, but now im thinking i my have missed something. What is it about Sadowsky that makes some people buy not one, but multiple basses. I'm listening.. let's hear form you Sadowsky lovers ( and haters).. i'd love to hear from Roger here as well... let's have it!!