Well, I’ve been wanting one for a while now and on Valentines Day (ironically ) it arrived from the good ol' US of A. I’ve been putting off an official review until after I got away from that new 'honeymoon' period you tend to get after you buy a new bass, and I feel ready to offer some more objective comments now. First off, I love it! When I opened the case all I could say was “Wow”. I find a lot of basses nice to loot at, from vintage Fenders to modern F-Basses etc, but to me this is the most beautiful instrument I’ve ever seen. Scroll down now if all you want is bass porn. The sound is great, compliments my Ashdown very nicely, really aggressive. When it first came the E string rattled when it was played on open E, a minor set up issue. The sound for me was too trebly though, so I put some of my favourite strings on there (La Bella Deep Talkin’ but this time went for the flats to calm it down a bit. My first 5er was now my first bass with flatwounds. The flats calmed the treble nicely and instead of fighting it I now actually boost it a little. I think also the heavier gauge solved the open E problem, its gone and I haven’t done anything else to it. I have used at a band practice but no gigs as of yet, Ill let you know if there’s any issues. The only minor gripe is that the onboard treble control is a little weak, with both cutting (rounds) and boosting (flats). I know, I know, it doesn't exist without pictures. Group Shot Colour me happy. Jack.