yay. ive earned myself a zon sonus 6. its my 2nd bass, im going to sell off my cort curbow to a friend or something. its VERY nice. if im not wrong, based on the serial number and the presence of a truss rod, its a '94. truss rod calms me down cos ive heard of even graphite necks warping in local weather. seller had shipped the neck back to joe to get a satin finish instead of the gloss it had on, and if im not wrong get rid of a volute (updating the neck shape). neck is SUPER thin, and flat - it feels more like a thick blade than a neck. action is super low. not used to it - but time will tell. finish had a dink or two in at the upper body curve, cracked, but it doesnt look like its reached the wood. well mantained for a bass this old, no fretwear at all. knobs are very lousy, they look like china-made plastic blobs. apparently they are original. seller had blank-o on it to mark the position (no idea why he did that, cos there was a center indent in the EQs). will change them out at first opportunity. its heavier than i thought it would be. maybe because im used to a small body (cort curbow 5-that was LIGHT) and because of the truss rod. it balances well sitting, havent gotten a non-straplok strap so havent tried it standing. um, i wasnt stunned by the figuring of the body (swamp ash). but i guess its because ive been spending too much time here. haha. my friends think it looks pretty enough. no pictures yet. lost my camera a while back and couldnt get a new one... was saving for a bass. will borrow one and get pictures up soon. now, im really planning on keeping this bass. but, if i want to sell it, would the solid metal knobs im going to put on affect the sell price negatively, or positively? should i keep the plastic knobs just in case? now all i need is a fretless 6. Nino, if you read this... do you do gecko fretlesses (warmoth, but i bet you knew that)?