In the old NYC music scene, there were some bass techs that everyone swore by. One of them was Richard Baxt of "Richie's Guitar Shop." I've never worked with him, but always heard great things. A buddy of mine who was a working pro in the late-'80s and early-'90s swore by him. Anyway, Richie makes Fender clones that get rave reviews. This one arrived today: On the face of it, there's nothing special here. But it's very nicely assembled/finished and perfectly set-up. Light and resonant with a well-balanced tone. Incredible playability.