Or are you certain beyond the shadow of a doubt that you've stumbled upon the greatest bass that man ever created? The more I play this thing, the more I want to. I'm obsessed. After last nights gig I feel compelled to tell my bass story for some reason... Very first bass was a Fender Mustang. Knew nothing about basses at the time but knew I didn't like it. Bought an Alvarez Dana. Really liked the feel and the fact that it sounded a little like a rickenbacker believe it or not. A lot of people in bands I played in told me it had no bottom. They were right. I got gas for a Warwick in 95. A little more than a year later I bought the deepest sounding Warwick in Rudy's music - an active corvette. Felt like I went from a Geo to a Mercedes. Quickly realized the bass was a back breaker and while it had lots of bottom I wasn't hearing the notes. When I kicked up the treble I heard a lot of clacking. Played some MM basses. GAS once more. Sterling. Took another year till I had the money. Got the bass and felt I had arrived. I finally had the sound I was looking for and could hear every note I played with the band. Having gotten used to the Warwick however, I was missing the bottom a bit. Went guitar shopping with a rich friend a few months later. In the store they had a Precision Deluxe - a bass I simultaneously obsessed over with the Sterling and almost bought. My friend asked me if I wanted it. I said something like, someday I'll get it. He said come on, take it, I'll buy it for you. $1200. I said no. He said you can owe me the money if it makes you feel any better. It made me feel better (took me over a year to pay him back but I did). I played that bass exclusively for about 6 months but it felt cheap, I had a lot of problems with it, and the sound had no character. I liked that it got close to the Jaco sound though when I soloed the bridge pickup, but the Jaco sound was really thin sounding and with my drummer slamming cympals, usually useless. Back to the Sterling which I was very happy with - just wished I could coax just a wee bit more out of it. Along the way I bought a couple of Dano hodads. Still think these are some of the coolest sounding basses in the world - but I'm not crazy about the feel. Forgot to mention that I also along the way picked up a Warwick Streamer (can't think of the name - with the humbucker in it) being sure it would be the perfect mix of a MM and my Covrvette. Wrong. Just more of a flat sounding corvette. Blah, blah, blah... bought and sold lots of basses not worth mentioning... played a lot of expensive basses in the stores, then I read about the Bongo. About a year before it hit the streets. The 2 MM picups, the weird shape (I love weird shapes). Couldn't wait - but I did. Take all the above, throw it into one bass that I love he looks of, add some extras just for fun, and that's where I feel I stand with this thing. This thread is getting way too long... perhaps I'll add later. I'll finish by saying I feel like all my life I've played on fishing lines for strings with an AM radio for an amp. I've now got genuine bass strings and $3000 stereo. I swear thats what it feels and sounds like to me. What's your story and do you other bongo people feel the same.