Some months ago I bought the four-string all-natural Tribute, and it certainly is one of the finest sounding, most versatile, and visually captivating bass I've ever owned; people remark on its appearance and and I couldn't be happier except for the fact that the fretwork is just horrible! The maple neck is great--I love the big, P-bass style of it--but the frets are sharp, somewhat uneven, and I actually cut my middle finger sliding up on a run last week. Now, I'm not a guy who expects boutique quality here; I play MIJ & MIM Fenders and an ATK700 whose neck and fretwork is to die for. I've been around a bit and I think I ought to know something of these things, and the frets on the Tribute are just too rough. Oh, I'll keep it anyway because it looks great, but I'll be reaching for that new ATK700 (also great looking) more often than not. Then again, maybe I'll just get another Ibanez (heresy to an old Fender guy like me!). Just my two cents.