Just took an hour to sit down and set this thing up properly. It is probably the best playing Fender bass I have ever played, which are admittedly mostly limited to Guitar Center stuff. Wow! Can't put it down. I bought it sight unseen because of the rave reviews and because, let's be honest, it looks f-ing amazing. Out of the box it had the classic fender banana neck and coke can strings - which was expected. After a truss rod spin and some intonation fixes... the tone from this thing is simply sublime and the neck is sooo fast. Glad to own it - great value for money. A nice change of pace from my past basses (Warwick and Modulus) and a fun foray into my first ever Fender.