In case anyone missed out on this deal. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=502004 More info. http://www.zzounds.com/item--IONIED01 I basically have the same story. I got mine for my step son who wanted to try something musical like his guitar playing brother...tried this a few times and ended up buying an iPod. Says he likes playing rock Band better.....geeeez. I'll give out the same deal of $125.00 plus shipping in the lower 48 states, money order is best for me.