I wandered into a local store a few days ago and spotted a used SR400 hanging on the wall. I'm not particularly in the market for a bass, but I do like the older SoundGears and thought I'd inspect this one. It's Korean, and from what I remember of the SN it was either 2003 or 2005. It's either black or dark grey, no damage or nicks, just a zillion light pick scratches which should polish out easily. I played it unplugged and it didn't seem to have any fret or neck issues; it felt really nice and I love the SR necks. A Google search indicates it's an active w/3-band EQ but there was no battery cover, just the huge routing cavity cover. The pups are P/J but soapbar-like, i.e. poles covered. I was tempted to just grab it at $179 but I have no experience with this model. Questions for the massed mind of TB: Is it any better, or worse, than a modern SR400? Are the pups great, awful, mediocre? I'm not fixated on getting it, but if it's comparable to the new ones I'd consider it a fair buy.