I went to Sam Ash to try out an amp and ended up buying a bass. I used to have one in faded brown but sold it. They gave me a significant discount due to 2 scratches on the front. I've been wanting another one of these ever since I sold the brown one. Feels great, sounds great. I don't mind the 3 point bridge either. What I do mind are Gibson strings. They stunk on my old one and they stink on this one too. The A string is dead and there's weird overtones coming out of the G. I switched to a set of daddario nickels I had lying around temporarily till my 49-109 Labella flats arrive in the mail. I haven't played a shortscale in a while. I forgot how much easier they are to play.