Well now I can shut up about never having owned more than one bass in all 17 years of playing. It had to be an affordable model and it is. It's actually a 2008 EB-3 but the guy who owned it was a guitar player and barely ever touched it so it looks nearly new. I paid 240 canadian with a fender gig bag included. Not bad I feel. It's about 400 Canadian new normally I think. And I actually needed a better gig bag than what I had.... (gratuitous shot cause I like to show off my gretsch guitar....) I'm not gonna lie, I only tried it for like 15 mins but it's gonna take a lot of twiddling before I know if I like it. For one it has a terrible neck dive. I may have never owned another bass but the Ibanez in the pic, but I had tried a few of course throughout the years and this is the first bass I ever tried that has a neck dive. Wow that's annoying... I have to do something, if it involves taping a brick to the body, it'll be done. The tone well..it's different than what i'm used to to say the least. Not sure I can make use of the mudbucker to be honest (it kinda makes the bass overdrive easy...). But I need to mess with my amp settings and see what I can truly get out of it before I make any kind of definitive statement about that. Also, the strings are new (which unlike most people I do not like) and not my usual gauge or brand and more importantly, the bass needs a setup. A fair amount of buzz on the E and A string. I'm gonna try raising the action a bit but I think it might need truss rod work which I am often loathe to mess with too much (ive done it but I don't trust myself...). one thing for sure, it looks killer... that's why I wanted to try it in the first place. I went for looks first...for better or worse. Giving it a month. If I don't like it, it'll be easy to resell for about what I paid. As I said its in perfect shape pretty much. A nice surprise anyway, I didn't know the EB-3 was actually long scale...thought it was short like the Eb-0.... If it can stop neck diving (and buzzing), I think in term of neck feel it might be better than my Ibanez anyway.