From her website: "CK exclusively endorses and uses the following gear: Ibanez basses and guitars: Bass: SRX700HS Elec. 4-string bass (for studio work rock-pop-soul recording, and for jazz) with Thomastik Jazz Flatwound strings www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=SRX700 Guitar: Solid-body RG321MHMOL Elec. Guitar for bebop jazz playing www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=RG321MH with Thomastik George Benson Jazz Elec. Flatwound strings (11's on the top) Seymour Duncan pickups and Polytone Mini-Brute IV and Sonic Amps. " Should I re-consider this bass? It was on my list at one time, but I had questions about the quality and tone compared to something like a Fender or G&L. I think she was considering switching to a Sterling, but decided to go with the Ibanez after this year's NAMM. Anyone had a chance to give this bass a serious look?