I just got this bass delivered last nite, and only played it for about 25 minutes total between giving my kids baths, putting the kids to bed, etc (my 3-year-old son was unimpressed with this bass; he said it's "not very colorful"). My impression: holy cow! This bass is the closest I've ever found to a Swiss Army knife with strings. The j-retro preamp is astonishingly flexible, the LAne Poor pickups can only be described as transparent to the Nth degree, the wide string spacing is a slapper's dream, the 35" scale makes the B-string sound exactly like the other 4 (well, with a lower note, though, or I'd just be tuning the thing all wrong ) I've never owned a bass with sweepable mids before. . . this feature RULES. A Bass Player MAg review once cited the tone of Acacias as not having much bite, but with the low mids boosted, the bass is a snarling monster. . . OK, gotta go for now, but wanted to check in and recommend this awe-inspiring bass. . . I will admit I haven't always been aesthetically sold on the looks of Acacias, but I'm a convert now!