After viewing lots of favorable reviews, I decided to pick-up a brand new one of these yesterday (in Lake Placid Blue). I played with it at home for the afternoon with my micro amp and it set it up perfectly. I was really impressed. I then gigged it last night (I was so confident I didn't even bring a backup bass). Pros -flawless finish -excellent playability (and I'm not usually a p-bass fan) -lightweight Cons -sound - very unsatisfactory. Very inconsistent volume/tone between strings and even different places on the same string. Wide open E is the worst I have ever heard - all overtones and with almost no fundamental. Sustain at different frets is widely variable (none at all on 7th fret G string). Summary -it looks awesome -plays like a dream -sounds like crap Based on all the favorable reviews about this bass, I'm thinking that my bass may be a one-off lemon... but I'm returning it and have permanently crossed the Squier Classic Vibe 50's P-bass off my must-have list.