Brice HXB-406 Short Scale in excellent, near mint condition for sale. First generation alder body with bubinga top vs. the new korina body. Upgraded with Lace Alumatone Bass Bars and Bartolini NTMB-F Preamp. Controls are Vol, Blend (reversed ala Sadowsky), Stacked Bass/Treble, Mid, Mid Freq Switch (250Hz, 500Hz, 800Hz). Battery is in main cavity not battery box as I had this passive for a while and the shop took out the lead to the battery box. Can be redone easily but I never had time. These pickups have a lot of punch but also took nearly 1 lb. off the weight of the bass. Original pickups and preamp included. Other upgrades include Hipshot USA black tuners (also available with stock tuners instead) that eliminate any neck dive. The weight is 8lbs. 10.2 oz. The playability is effortless - I am amazed that such an inexpensive instrument can setup this well and play so good. Neck is stable and the profile is very slim - truss rod works as it should and action is currently low. Combined with the 30.5" scale it plays like a breeze. The B string is very functional, I get no buzz or rattle and do not find it floppy. I've had 34" Bs that didn't play this nice. It's an excellent playing inexpensive bass with $400+ in upgrades. Comes with a perfect fitting Gruv Gear Gigblade guitar bag($150 retail). My loss is your gain. Includes stock pickups and tuners. Will consider swapping back stock components to lower the price. Asking $475 + shipping. I'd also be interested in a powerful head and cab, Mac interface (Focusrite, M-Audio, etc...) or an EQD Afterneath Pedal for partial trade.