I got a great deal on a used Kramer Disciple bass, and honestly bought it in large part due to the black/red color scheme because I knew my wife would love it. I liked the idea of a big humbucker somewhere between the P-Bass spot and the MM spot, so I went for it. I've only had it but 24 hours, so I'm in the honeymoon stage, but this is a great little bass. And, I mean little. Look at it in comparison to a Jazz bass: It has an EMG pickup and 2-band preamp, mahogany body, three piece maple neck, ebony fretboard and basic but good quality hardware. More shots: The neck is very comfortable and on the thin side front to back. The previous owner scratched up the back with his belt buckle, nearly stripped the truss rod adjustment nut, and had very old, dead strings on it. Still, it played and sounded well when I got it. Since setting it up with new strings, this bass really sounds great. It's an aggressive sound, but with a bit of warmth at the same time. I'll play it in a band context in church on Sunday, and post my thoughts after that. Just out of curiosity, anyone know where these are made? The build and finish quality is good, and the fret work looks quite good. I think these run $479 new, and I got it for $250 with a form fitting hard case. I think I got a good deal. I mean, I'm not going to sell off my Carvins now or anything, but this is a nice, fun addition to the collection.