A non-musician friend of mine who has acquired all kinds of musical instruments just so his kids can pick from any kind of instrument if they ever felt compelled to play (they are only 6 and 8 years old and he has keyboards, guitars, drums, bass, etc. just so his kids have access to them just in case they may ever want to learn a musical instrument). How cool is that? Anyway, I've played bass for over 35 years and recently switched my Yamaha 5 string over to fretless and while I'm loving the hell out of it, there are times I really would still like a fretted bass. We were talking last night and he just up and gave me his Ibanez SR400QM 4 string. Honestly I never even played one...ever, not even in a music store. For whatever reason I never cared for the body shape and I haven't even touched a 4 string in well over 10 years. The first time I picked it up and played it, it was like there was nothing there. Super skinny neck, very lightweight and I was just blazing all over the place on that thing. It was kind of liberating going back on a 4stringer, especially one so light and with such a skinny little neck. It plays beautifully and the action as relatively low, but I lowered it more. There are no issues with it, except it could use a slight fret levelling and a bit of a taper of the frets from the 12th fret on up. Nice, heavy, easily adjustable bridge on it. It has the quilted maple top that is stained purple (wouldn't be my first choice of colors, but hey it was free). Actually the more I play it the more I'm falling in love with it. The looks are starting to grow on me. And I haven't even plugged it into my amp (just brought it home late last night and have only been playing it unplugged). Anyway, it is an active bass with a 3 band EQ on it. I've noticed the pup covers are extremely curved (far more than the neck radius). Can't understand why they did that...they look like the curve would be more fitting to an upright. Anyway, sorry for all the babbling. Anyone else have or played these and what are your toughts on it overall? Been trying to find a review on them but not much out there specifically about this particular model. The preamp has Vol/Blend controls and a Treble control with a stacked Mid/Bass control. All the pictures I've seen and any information I've found on this model bass show 3 seperate EQ control knobs...not stacked. I have no idea how old the bass is, but it's in mint shape and even the control cavity cover still has the plastic film over it, yet he got it used in a trade, bartering for a tattoo (that's how he's acquired all his other instruments). Anyone want to chime in on the Ibanez SR400QM 4 string? Any thoughts at all would be appreciated. Thanks.