Ive been looking for a bass made in 1981 which is the year I was made. I have also been looking for a T-40 so I killed two birds with one stone. I won this bass on ebay for a steal. The bad, I got a loose connection somewhere in the bridge pickup circuit, should be an easy fix, and no surprising on a 32 year old bass. Its also missing a couple pick guard screws, also no big deal. The worst part is that the bass and especially the original hard case it came in straight up STANKS, the previous owner must have been a heavy smoker, as soon as I opened the case it made my eyes water and stunk up my whole apartment. I'm thinking about spraying the case down with Fabreze, and closing it up with one of those little tree air fresheners. Then letting it air out out side for a day.