I'm getting back into playing after being away for a while for health reasons. My wife got me a Schecter as an early Christmas present and it was a beautiful bass, but it just didn't play very nice. I went back to the store and after playing a ton of basses in the same price range as the Schecter I ended up picking this Ibanez. We even got a few bucks back because it was cheaper. What's funny is that I didn't believe that it could play better than the Schecter, it is an Ibanez GSR205 after all, so I kept playing others after I tried it. None of them though, played like this 205. I went back and grabbed it off the rack before someone snagged it on me (is was on for $230 bucks since it is an older model). I know it isn't as killer as some of the basses on here but I am loving it. I've been playing it for the last couple of days thinking that I was going to start to hate it and bring it back, but I am falling more and more in love with it the more I play it. It ain't going back.