i got one and played it to death the past week.
just a side note to let you guys know where im coming from.
im a fulltime player and have been.
i gig 4-5 nights a week and do session work and some touring.
i own and play a jazz (lakland), p-bass (1980 something 57 reissue), a few hollow bodies and such.
i play mostly vintage or vintage setups on all my basses ( no active electronics).
i was and have been looking around for a new "workhorse" bass for weekly gigs.
basically im put in situations where i find myself needing to comp different tones on the fly because of all the different styles i cover.
i also needed something that was easy to manage physically.
i am 6' 180lbs.
anyway, i wanted to avoid active electronics if at all possible not hating on them just not my thing and also i like vintage or older looking styles.
i came across this bass and decided to give it a shot.
all i can say is for the money you cant beat this!!
the neck feels great.
the pickups produce nice even, loud, aggressive and punchy tones.
the ability to switch to single coil is awesome as well.
i can get a convincing p, jazz, stingray and a totally original ballsy gibby thump!
this thing has thunderous lows but remains focussed.
the babics bridge is sweet too, it sets up wonderfully and with ease.
the grover tuners are tight and responsive.
the pre-finish body work is not great i think they call it "textured" but i dont really care about that.
im buying a tool not art
anyway, it sits great on me.
no neck dive what so ever and the weight is awesome!!
i spent 3 hours on stage with it last night and was fine.
its also thinner than my fenders im guessing because of set neck.
this thing feels great and plays awesome (after a set-up).
im so glad i took a gamble on this bass its a workhorse for sure, probably not for everybody but works for me.
if any of you guys are on the fence with this one, just do it!!
you can always return it..
i got the cream and i cant wait for it to turn!!
people please stop tripping on companies!!
just play bass and love basses!!