ebay - $501 + $25. i thought it was a good deal, what do y'all think. Just got it today, it's my third bass. The first was a Squier Affinity P-bass, the second a Peavey Fury II. So it's my first 'real' bass. And it is awesome ! I followed some advice on here and found the sweet spot about 80% front pickup, 40% rear pickup. Then if I want to take out the brightness I just cut back the front pickup a little. My peavey had a three band active EQ, but so far I certainly don't miss it. Thanks G&L, thanks for the advice from this forum, and thank you Leo, wherever you are. p.s.- no disrespect to Peavey meant, I love their stuff, and I'm sure their higher end American made basses are great.