Because they didn't have any...So I saw this hanging all the way up. I might play for my friends band and I was looking for a 4 banger, because I didn't want to use my five string. So I asked the saleguy there if I can try it out. So I plug it into an Ampeg combo amp and it sounded pretty good. I just noodled around with it ,cause so idiot was blasting some guitar amp. It sounded pretty good but it need it a little bit of setting up. I told the salesman that the bass sounded pretty good but it need it a set up. So the guys tells me hell knock the price down if took it. Fine, I told him. If I didn't like it I'll just return it. So I get home set it up, and plugged into my Swr 750 and Ampeg 8x10. All I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised. It had the punch and growl that I was looking for in a MusicMan style pickup bass that I was looking for. And the Jazz pup on the neck gave it a nice warm fat bottom end when both pups blended together. Its definatly a keeper. While I've havent been an Ibanez fan. I like this bass alot. Its very well made and a nice set up can do amazing things. And later on while I was playing it. I found out that this bass also has a coil push/pull switch too. That was really neat! So without any ado heres is the obligatory pics Oh yeah its an Ibanez RD500...It reminds me of a poormans Lakland.