Hello all, just thought I would share this with the bass world. Some of you know me, I have had coutless custom basses from the top names out there and I have loved them all. I was starting to think I was a bit of a bass snob. Anyway, I was returning an upright bass I had rented from Music & Arts just to check out and the fellow told me that I now a 10% off coupon and he was having a huge sale. I went over to the basses to see what they had. There were a few different low end basses on the wall and I picked up a few and immediately sat them back down. I then picked up the SR500 and started thumping on it, it played great so I pluged it in. It sounded great! Man, could this be right and incredible playing and sounding bass for under $500? I played for another 30 min and was convinced. I ended up paying $360.00 for the bass, unbelievable. It has the Mk1 Bartolini pups and preamp-5 piece bubinga/wenge neck and solid mahog body. Maybe I just got luck with this bass but man, Its is a INCREDIBLE value! Who Knew?