Haven't recieved it yet..$350 w/ Gig Bag. Not bad Its about 2 years old apparently but its the model with the Bartolini MK-1's. I read up on this bass and there were a few bad reviews here and there but mostly good. Anyone care to back some of those up? I had one question though.. I have some custom Bartolini pickups that I ripped out of my Dean Jeff Berlin and I was going to put in the Cort. Would putting those Bart's in and leaving the MK-1 pre-amp be a good idea or would it just be worthwhile to put in a whole new pre-amp? Because if I can get an even better tone by just replacing the pup's and keep the pre-amp, I'd rather do it.