Nice neck, great warm sound, suits various styles strung with ghs pressure-wounds.
You need to play one and will appreciate an overlooked underrated bass even if you don't buy one.
I know this is a not a real tech in depth review, but a subjective comparison based on owning the following and playing for 20+years
Ibanez 83 destroyer
Ibanez SRH 500
Gibson/Epiphone P/J with EMG BQC EQ
Aria 84 P bass
Artist jumbo AEB
The single coils are little noisy but expected , 3 way pup selector switch can clean that up as can rolling off some treble.
Neck pup is warm and fudge like, the bridge pup is honky similar to a jazz pup.
Weight and neck dive are no problem.
Pearloid scratch plate is very nice and mine is a 92 and is acquiring that light yellow tint of aging...very pleasing. Semi hollow body and f hole adds nice resonance.
Single volume and tone knobs combined with pups and moving fingers or pick between bridge and neck is all you need to coax a good range of sounds from fat lows to focused mids.
I'm not a slapper but I find slap/pop not difficult on this string spacing and medium low action.
Rosewood fretboard feels good under fingers and compliments the orange red finish and lovely grained mahogany body and sides. Overall finish v.good
I would track down another if Lost, stolen or damaged.
Have actually been thinking of looking for a second.
Charvel Surfcaster 4-string Bass
Charvel surfcaster 4-string bass