So, I went to the local Music Go Round to pick up a small, cheap practice amp, and I took along some stuff that has just been gathering dust and taking up space. I walked out with a Squier 15 watt amp that sounds decent enough for what I need it for, and I also walked away with this: Yamaha SBV The neck feels like a broken in Jazz Bass, and the fretwork is unbelievable. With some D'Addario Chromes, this bass plays like a million bucks. And, it sounds phenominal, too--with a pick and the neck pickup soloed, it nails the Joe Osborn tone. Out of pocket expense? $60. I brought it home, and cleaned it up--the original owner never played it. The story was that he won it from a magazine, but wasn't a bass player. Other than some grime and a single scratch on the back (which might come out with some buffing), it's pretty close to mint. I don't know if it was set up differently than the rest, but the fretwork rivals most anything I've played. I was able to get the action as low as I wanted it, and I can still dig in pretty hard (and with a pick) with no fretbuzz, whatsoever. I've really wanted a blue bass, too--A definite keeper. Here it is with the incredible, inedible egg: Makes the Bongo look less goofy, don't it? The Bongo is missing the pickguard because I installed a Bass Mute. I'm going to modify my abalone pickguard to fit with the Mute installed, but for the time being, I've got a naked Bongo. The Mute adds a bunch of new tone options that are really nice (as if it didn't already have enough).