having owned and happily gigged with a 01 58 ri since april, last nite a buddy brought his 00 or 57 BB to a gig and let me use it alternately with my 58 ri...WOW...i have found these BB to be more powerful in the stores and it really translated on stage as well...several people commented on how different it sounded to the 58...my question is, anybody else have some experience with these and found this to be case??...i've played 2 and they both exhibited these qualities, so i assume they're all like this....is it just that solid piece of mahogany that is so much louder?? fuller??..anyway, thanks for any input...! dgk.