Well here it is...Better than expected. Actually the nicest bass I have ever had in my hands to date. It sounds as good as it looks. It has a very aggressive attack with the dual coils but it is also very versitile. The pups are dead quiet too. Likely weighs in the low 8 lb. range. Perfect balance and playability. It is always a bit scary ordering a bass that you are stuck with if you don't like it. This undoubtedly will be my main bass. Anyone want to buy a 34" scale MTD 434?