A Washburn bass has been in alocal store for years. The retail price was around $1,700, so I ignored it. It has been recently dropped significantly for clearance so I looked closer. It has a single Seymour Duncan pickup in the Stingray position with a three band eq. It is marked made in the USA and it has the Buzz Feiten tuning system. I think it has a maple body and a maple fingerboard. Most important, I gave it a quick slap and it is a perfect Stingray clone tone wise. I seriously doubt if I will get it because i just picked up a nice USA Peavey Millennium at the first of this month, so I don't need another four. Still, I am curious about this great sounding bass.