I've been eyeing up a bb 425/1025 recently, but it seemed I took an interest in them right as they were being replaced by the new line. I can still get my hands on one though, trouble is I can't play it first. I'm the kind of guy where I can't buy a bass blind. What I want to know is how similarly do these 2 basses sound/feel/play? I went to Dawsons and tried out a 435 and thought it was great - sounded great, the neck shape, width & finish suited me (still getting to grips with fivers). Is the 425's neck similar? Tbh I really enjoyed the 435, if I could get my hands on a black pickguard and some other control knobs I'd be tempted to go with that instead.