Oh yeah ! picked this beauty up today, and while i was there i also bought - Bartolini MME pickup - Bartolini BAE HR 2/2-AP preamp ( passive + active / 2 band eq ) I really love the neck on this bass.. very (!) sleek and fast. At first, the weight of the bass ( which is VERY light ), makes it feel very fragile and flimsy, but playing the bass proved me wrong.. even tho the bass weight very little, it is VERY well built and plays and sounds like a bass about twice it's price ! i can't wait to put in the bartolini and preamp tonight.. woowiee !!!