Jive Sound has a new fretted Zephyr 6 in the store. After playing almost every bass in the store. (Zon, Dingwall, MTD USA, Elrick, Lakland, Roscoe, etc.) I decided what the heck, I'll plug in the cheap bass and take it for a test drive. Well, I can tell you first hand that this bass is definitely awesome, and a definitely a bargain. It looks good for a bass in this price range, sounds great, and I would say it feels great too if you are used to a slightly chuncky 6 string neck(I'm not). But for just under $1200 this bass is untouchable. There are some great buys on import 5 strings by other builders, but I don't think any can touch this sixer at this price. Now I wish I could just get used to that "C" string.