Not to sound snotty - but I have never had much respect for Ibanez basses, based on my few experiences with them. But, hell, if the sound of one makes you happy, that's all that's needed!!! (With someone like Gary Willis's modded Ibanez's, I guess they might sound fine). But, I ran across a Korean factory who makes basses with whatever logo the contractor wants to put on it and wondered if this cheap contractor is actually where Ibanez's come from??? In the top picture, you see an Ibanez bass. In the picture below it, you see a bass by a Korean contractor.... - Now, the cheap Korean contract bass by Yukhwa of Korea - What got me thinking is - you can change the controls and the fretboard wood, but the body-shaping jigs, hardware, and finish components stay pretty much the same.