well, my first bass was a shine four string, and after having it four about 7 months, i got bored and defretted it. unfortunately it hampered my learning of playing the bass, so i started saving for a new bass. and this is it! (pictures coming soon) a shine fretted five string, i know its cheap, but im 15 and have no money, but it plays great for the price. it is active, has one humbucker and one single coil pickup, and bass and treble EQs. hardly competes with some of yous guys basses, but it is great for me!