I'll be giving it a blow soon, but probably not today. The tech who is selling via consignment on behalf of the old guy, tells me that the sound is 'like' a mark 6. But I know this is hard to quantify since mark 6's have a considerable range from "awesome" to "blah." most are great though. I guess I'll know what to do then once I give it a blow. I had been thinking about getting a Rampone R1, hard to get one though at a price I could recoup later on if I decided to move on to something else. A SBA though... That WOULD hold it's value, and could be a smarter choice.