Not a regular here but I'm posting to encourage anyone who might be interested in what might be a really nice short-scale bass to go try one of these. I played a sunburst example through an Ampeg BA15 at GC. Smooth, I must say a pretty sweet bottom end and in abundance-- but not "muddy" to my ear, and I played an early 60's EBO for years back in the day. Solid E string, at least at low volume, all the way down and nicely balanced "voice" with the other strings-- again at least at a quick listen.
Very favorable first impression except the G string and the G string's polepiece didn't line up and at this price they certainly should. Ouch. It might tweak, or "buy another one".
I wasn't prepared to like that pickup, at all, but at least at a quick listen it sounded really good. I went looking at bridges and pickups relating to my Bronco project. Now GASsing in the nicest possible way for that Mustang (except for the misalignment problem!).
"Raise the aircleaner on that Bronco and slide that Mustang under there".
BTW, I'm a long-time Fender Jazz/Precision and G&L L1000/2000 owner/operator; looking for a short-scale to play Cumbia, etc. on and this is a short-scale that might hold its own against the big boys in an appropriate "venue".