I've been looking for another bass to leave at the girlfriends house. I've been happy with my MIM Jazz but wanted to spice things up with something a little different. I just got what looks to be a real nice Hamer Cruise 4 in sunburst from ebay. It cost me $182 plus $25 shipping. It came packed up perfectly and I'm waiting for a truss rod tweak to take effect before I can let my breath out and say I got a good deal. This thing is only slightly used or is a second because of an insignificant blemish in the finish. Comparing it to my MIM J, it sure looks to have a more substantial bridge. The neck is nice and narrow and only slightly thicker front to back. It looks to be very playable. Out of the box, the bridge saddles were all the way up and the action way too high. I turned them down and got a lot of fret buzz. There is a bit too much relief in the neck so I found the right metric hex head wrench and gave the truss rod a tweak. I have my fingers crossed hoping the set up process will give me what I want. If it turns out OK, I'm going to be singing the praises of the Hamer as an alternative to the MIM Jazz and pointing to ebay as a place to get a bargain.