I saw this on Reverb the other day and I absolutely loved the top, however the deck was a bit stacked against me. The one Schecter bass I've bought got immediately returned due to a dead pickup (thanks GC!) I've had one bass with EMGs, and I just never vibed with it I've had one PJ that was active/passive, absolutely hated how it sounded in active mode Despite all that, the top was gorgeous enough I decided to give it a shot. Bass arrived, and is a very very attractive looking instrument. I've never been a fan of natural or stained finishes (though the seller said this was sunburst), but it I love it. As good as it looks in pictures, it looks better in person. It plays really well too. No fret buzzing or dead spots that I could find. Action is relatively low already as it came to me, I haven't done a setup yet. However, as I feared I might, I'm not loving the sound. Even with this bass all the way up and treble all the way down (which isn't how I'd want to play all the time), it still has too much twang and not enough thumb - way too aggressive. I'm not going to make any decisions until I get it in a full band situation. It could be one of those basses I just don't love at home, but love in the mix. If I don't like it, I may just sell it, or maybe replace the pickups and convert it to a passive bass, or new pickups/preamp and make it active/passive. edit: a string change will definitely be first Anyway, here are some pictures.