got a couple terrific basses from a company in orlando called the guitar factory in the 90's. both have emg pj's and neck-thru-body. one's a 5 and one's a 4 with a whammy bar. didn't use them as much when i went back to fender in the early 2000's, and now i have a chronic shoulder problem and can't use them since they're not light. but since i only had to play 3-4 songs with the electric last night, i figured i'd trot out the 4. this was also the first time i used one of my vintage ampegs with it since getting them restored. initially i thought it sounded way darker than the last time i used it. then i realized the tone knob was rolled off once i fixed it, it was really bizarre. it was a LOT treblier set flat than i remember it. also, the slight midbass boost around 125 hz that i like with the b-15n set flat was a little more extreme than i liked, and i ended up having to cut the bass knob on the head. other than that, i forgot how much i liked that bass. plays like a dream, every note is even and clear and hung for a long time, and it responds to overdrive in a positive way. everyone loved it and the soundman said it's his favorite of all my basses. unfortunately, the negatives outweighed the positives for me. even though i only used it on a handful of tunes, we ended up doing a 2 hour soundcheck and i had it on most of the time, and my shoulder's killing me today. also, i don't think i like even and clear anymore. i like the note to punch you in the gut, hang on a second or two, and go away quickly. between the sustain and the evenness, i wasn't getting that punch like i do with the fenders. i'll tell you though...that b-15n makes any bass sound magnificent, even active neck-thrus. i like it so much better than when i was using a hybrid and a 410. it tames down the modernness in a way that i really like. i think the next time i have a short gig like that one, i may trot it out once more so i can hear it with the svt again. i'm sticking with the fenders, but i do want to hear that bass with the svt. ok, not much point to this post, but thought i'd throw it out there anyway also, tried to find a pic, but i'm on the road and my laptop doesn't have one.