Couldnt help mice elf. Really good looker and player with a great sound for $800 with a brand new Fender SKB HSC case thrown in. I believe its an 07-08 because it has Made In Japan on the head stock and Crafted In Japan at the base of the neck on the back.
I normally dont go for sig basses or active basses for that matter but there is something very organic about this one and it doesnt weigh nearly as much as most MM's I have picked up. It weighs 9.5lbs and most of the ones I have been in contact with have been in the 10.5 to 11 lb range. In fact I had never even plugged one in until this one because I was so turned off by the weight.
It does have some grounding noise issues at times but I saw this: http://www.talkbass.com/wiki/index.p...Signature_Bass
And sent the link to my tech and he swears he can fix it up for me.
So here's the prerequisite crappy cell phone pic of my newest baby: