After having spent the better part of 2 months in and out of countless stores as I took business trips up and down the east coast... eliminating the likes of the Ibanez BTB1205E, MM SR5, MM Bongo, Lakland JO5 and Skylines (55-94 and 55-02) I finally found something when I wasn't even looking. I wandered into my local GC just to chat with an old friend when he pointed up toward the ceiling and said those fateful words..."We just got that Cort in today. Want me to ring it up for ya?" He's really not pushy... as a matter of fact everytime I walk into GC I hand him my Visa card to the amazement of all the part-timers and wannabe guitar gurus. So enough bantering... lemme tell you about this fine instrument. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful finish. Natural Grey Oil which of course isn't really grey. It has a little weight to it but not that bad. The neck plays very fast and the sustain is fabulous. Hipshot tuners, Bartolini pickups, 3 band EQ, active/passive switch, screwless battery compartment. How does it sound? Oh my... it was agressive and then it was mellow. Very nice E.... very, very nice and solid B. Tried to find a dead spot and failed. It just played beautifully. After all the basses I tried, bought and returned... and ed over.... for some reason this one felt "just right" and on target. I'm sure we have all been there... or will be there at some point in our neverending quest for "The One." In short: No more GAS!