My name is Dave. I'm a bassaholic. This is my Ashbory story. Like a lot of us, I can't stop. I just sold my TRB5II and I'm worried because I'm moving in the wrong direction. Even though I'm a devoted 4-stringer, I need a five. Don't I? Well, I've had my eye on a number of low-end basses for the past couple of years. You know the kind. "That would be a fun bass to play. Not my main axe, but fun to play." First it was the Dano Longhorn. It WAS fun to play, and when they dipped well under $200, I really considered one. Then I saw and played the Epi EB-O. Jeez, this is fun, but what would I use it for. After eyeing the Ashbory in a Musician's Friend catalog for months on end, my wife finally took the hint and asked me if she could buy me "one of those little basses" for an anniversary present. I reminded her that we really needed some new curtains for the living room. LIKE HELL I DID! It arrived and WAS fun to play, but there was something that didn't quite grab me. Despite the fact that a lot of you guys out there posted that the strings take time to settle in before they stay in tune, I was still having a difficult time. Now six months later, the strings have settled in and I leave my little bass out and pick it up at least once a day. I'm resisting the urge to take it to work. I'm still too unreliable on it to really use it with my band, but I have a helluva time in my basement.Don't venture much beyond the 7th fret, but that's okay, cause it's scarey down there. I don't want to fall off. Sorry if I bored you. My name is Dave, and I'm a bassaholic.