Well, I recieved my tax return and had a damn hard time figuring out what I was going to do with it. I was tempted to buy a new preamp for my schecter deluxe 4....but I'm pretty happy with it's tone as is. I considered some effects...but I already own several that rarely get even tinkered with. So...I figure hey....these traben basses look cool. Plus there's also a few good reviews floating around....and hey, with a 45 day return policy on it, how can I go wrong for trying it. Should be here Wednesday, reviews to come.