Just received a 'like new' MTD heir from resident TB pro Michael Dimin. It's an absolutely gorgeous instrument. It amazes me that a bass with this level of craftsmanship is available at such a reasonable price, new or used. Pics of her are posted at Michael Dimin's website. This bass sounds exactly as I'd hoped. My Peavey Cirrus is still my main girl, but I needed something that was capable of a slightly more traditional, 'old school' sound for some of the stuff I've been doing lately. The Heir delivers in spades. Funny, I had been looking for something in the Music Man ballpark, but the Heir might better be described as a Jazz with a humbucker in the bridge position. With a little bit of the neck pup dialed out, this thing growls and barks like my beloved Jazz bass only wishes it could! Makes you wonder why you don't see more instruments with this pickup configuration. That question might be answered by the only significant shortcoming of the Heir I've found - the single coil neck pickup does hum. My music/computer room at home has at least two computers running at any giving time, and the room isn't wired to properly ground my amp. Let go of the instrument and you get some substantial noise. Knowing that clubs are likely to have some of the same suboptimal conditions, I've rigged a wire with an alligator clip that I can attach to the bridge, with the other end tucked in so that it keeps constant contact with my body -- this seems to remove all of the objectionable noise. Any other tricks/ideas for dealing with single coil noise, anyone? Anyway, a big thanks to Michael for the opportunity to acquire this beautiful little bass. He may have parted with a bass, but at least he's found one more person who's going to say nice things about MTD every chance he gets!