Originally Posted by sax&bassmachine
im a newbie getting into DB went to my local store and the guy there suggested this bass for me http://www.paytons.com.au/product.php?id_product=91424
just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this brand and if it would be decent for a first student bass
I would really doubt that something being advertised with "2 on a plate" tuners and "sprayed nitro" varnish would be a reliable instrument- it shows that shop clearly has no idea what they're doing. I'd stay away, and buy something better- a lower model Shen, if any dealers near you (in Australia?) carry them.