Ok im no luthier.. ....my point is why oh why do bass builders not show what there basses can do...im aware that alot of bass luthiers dont do it because of the choice that they give (ie different pups, pre amps.) but Mr John Shuker does it and he gives a wealth of choice... this surely is a good way to promote your instruments,.. letting people know what they sound like...Lakland do it....im baffled??? Ok its this simple... sound samples Ash body with..... Barts or BL's : Alder Body with...Barts or BL's : Ash body with... LF,s or Nords : and all the variants... you get the picture it would bring in so much business surely...i want to know what these basses sound like... i brought a Sadowsky RV5 once and i really wanted to know what they sounded like. but i couldnt..ok ive got youtube but it aint the same... i wanted to know what a Sadowsky sounded like... i bought it blind in the end from you tube clips and good word...ok it was a bad ass bass.. i will give you a great example of a great builder doing it...this is the only ive seen BAR Lakland... John Shuker...the best in Europe IMO... apart fro the incredible bass playing its the sounds of the basses ia want to here to want to buy a bass.. http://www.shukerguitars.co.uk/sound.htm is there any reason why Roger and other companies dont do this?.. the only company that i know are Lakland and it is soooo helpfull, in the choice of a bass.....i just cant understand why these bass companies dont do it.. Before you say it im aware that alot of these bass builders dont have there own pup or amp/preamp brands, but alot do and still dont do it..Sadowsky for sure... im hoping Roger, Nino, or Brian will chime in here...or even John S if hes watching..