Well after reading that long thread on Zon's and seeing all those great photos they have piqued my interest. I've never played on or heard one to my knowledge. In looking at Joe's website I'd lean more toward a Sonus Custom 5. Would someone be able to characterize the tones that I'd be able to get from this bass? Would it be a more modern tone like you would expect from a regular Bartolini soapbar or more toward a J bass tone like I get from my Sadowsky Vintage 5?