I lended my BB300 to a friend a couple of years back, and I just got it back. I did not need it, as I had 2 other basses that I could use at home. I played it today, and I love the tone. My other basses have humbuckers, and this (the BB300) is different, more of a vintage sound. It weighs a ton though, and it isin't balanced. The head stock almost weighs more than the body. (Ok, neck and headstock). I used my BBN4 after, and it seemed to me that I was strapping on a steinberger (the BB300 is so heavy). I still missed the BB300, it's buit like a tank. I had to change the strings, as the actual reason I got it back is probably because it was missing a string, and my friend did not want to buy a new set.