I've never tried one of these and seeing as there are only a couple of music stores where I live, I don't have the option of trying one out. I'm interested in this bass tho, cos of what I hear from ppl in regards to how it sounds, and I think I would like it a lot. Problem is, not being able to play one, I have no idea how it balances when I strap it on. I had a major balance issue with my Warwick Corvette Proline 5 string which led me to sell it after a few years. I have an Ibanez Musician bass now, and it really balances great. So anyway, could anyone with experiance comment on this? Thanks!