So I played with one at Sam Ash tonight. Seems like a pretty nice bass. Played through an AMPEG BA112..pretty good tone from the Seymour Designed P/U`s. One thing that was strange to me..when I tried to slap the E string,it didn`t seem to sound right. It just made a heavy thump...like the string hit the frets and just stayed there. It didn`t seem right to me..also the tone knob made a scratching noise,not like a dirty pot..but like it was making contact with that metal plate. I wasn`t exactly thrilled with the feel of the back of the neck,,it was very smooth,like bare wood.. I guess I was accustomed to a laquer type finish when I had my Fender years ago. Does anyone have one,who can concur?