I thought I was retired and sold off most of my gear (killed me to do it and I wish I hadn't), but an opportunity to play a couple of 1 off shows presented itself and I had to get a bass again... not that I wasn't planning on doing that anyway. I bought a MIM Urge 1 from yodedude2 and got it just in time for rehearsal last night. Holy crap! I thought the fit and finish was excellent, but I was blown away by the sound. I'm not sure if they used standard MIM pickups but they were hot as all get out, especially since they were wired passively. I A/B'd it with the MIM Jazz bass with a set of EMGs that I had been using. The output was actually hotter from the Urge and it gave an outstanding Jazz bass tone. The neck is super playable and tension wise it didn't really feel different even though it's a 32" scale bass. I did notice the slightly shorter scale really helped my tendinitis issues as I left rehearsal pain free (which didn't happen using the Jazz bass). I'm officially sold on medium scale basses. The only down side is that now I want the MIA model... *sigh* GAS, you dirty son of a gun.