Alright. We have officially saturated TalkBass with Sadowksy threads, but the poll makes me want to share a story from my gig tonight. I played at a nightclub with a tiny stage. This was supposed to be a quiet cocktail type of gig with a line up of Sax, guitar, Piano, Bass and Cajon. All of the players, (except for me) are pretty heavy in the Jazz Fusion scene out here and have played with all of the greats. (Coluita, Marienthal, Weckl, Vail Johnson, Sanchez, too many to name) Here was the nightmare: The stage is so small, that we had NO AMPS, NO MONITORS, and went straight into the PA. We heard only what came from the house speakers. I had a nice mellow bass tone going, with the pickup in the middle and no boost, and was pretty happy with how everything was sitting in the mix. We had some people sit in, and soon we got rockin' even though that's not what the gig vibe was supposed to be. There were over 150 people there. A singer called "To be Real", (no drums ) and I immediately added some bass and treble, moved the pickup balance a little bit to the bridge, and slapped away. Direct into the PA! We finished the night pretty upbeat, with mroe disco, funk and some Latin, and the Sadowsky just killed it. A friend of mine who had just played the night before there, (same setup) told me that he couldn't get his Alembic to sing through the PA like my bass was. The booker made the same comment and he's also a musician. When that bass player sat in on my bass, he just handed it back to me and said "Wow!" Because the stage was so small, my bass sat 3 feet from the Piano player's head and said he could hear acoustically how great the bass was because of how he heard the resonance. This Keyboard player plays with everyone.. and I really mean everyone. I honestly believe, that the Sadowsky is one of the few basses that could pull this off convincingly in this situation. I didn't bring any of my fenders for fear of the single coils buzzing, but given that I went striaght into the PA, I don't have any other basses (maybe my Lakland?) that would have allowed me to transition all of the styles so legitimately and easily. It is strange, but I really found out what this axe is made of in a stripped down kind of situation. I have been told that I have a good touch and attack, but at this gig, I can not stop praising the magic of Sadowsky. It is not just the electronics, pickups, it's the entire package. If you have a bass that you think compares, please share your story. If you want to add to my Sadowsky gushing, also please feel free to.