All the guy here know I much I loved my Sadowsky. I still think it's the best bass in the world. But I have for about 1 month or 2 a Tung 5 string. Like the Sadowsky it's a "jazz bass", with a swamp ash and a maple fretboard. The Tung is a little bit more versatile, the bass have a mid control something the Sadowsky doesn't have. Also when you solo the bridge pick-up, you have a better sound with the Tung, you have a better Jaco sound, wich can be cool. The B on the Tung is almost perfect (the Sadowsky was 4) the spacing is very good. The only thing where the Tung could be better is in the volume output. The bartolini doesn't have lots of output. I plug the bass in the passive input of my AMP pre-amp. Well...I post that because this place is really slow today! and because all the band member tonight told me they prefer the Tung. I was happy about that, I really love that bass too!