I currently have a slammer chapparal 4-string (no pics) and have noticed since i found this site that both the slammer and hamer brand have no mention whatsoever. Is this because the are considered poor quality or just not alot of people buy them? I ask because i am looking into buying a new bass but was wondering if it is really necessary, i have been playing for 4 months but am planning to continue playing for many years to come. It hasn't been kept in the best condition and is 8 years old, so i figured it was time. Any thoughts anyone might have on the slammer series (specifically the chapparal) would be much obliged, as well as any past experiences (positive or negative) on the slammer brand.