I helped a friend who wanted to start playing bass out today. I met him at SamAsh and helped him pick out his first bass. He picked out a blue carlo robelli (1 P pickup and 1 J pickup) mainly for the price ($159 I think), but once he plugged it in, I didn't think it sounded too bad for a beginner bass. I thought it was a pretty cool bass and would prolly last him awhile for what he's doing with it (he's gonna play in a punk band, that's why I liked the PJ pickup config). So what do you guys think of a PJ Carlo Robelli bass? I thought it was pretty damn good for $159.