Hi Folks, My new Skyline DJ w/J-Retro showed up on the UPS truck yesterday and I just wanted to share my initial thoughts. First of all, I must say that this is a stunning instrument. I chose the black sparkle finish with a maple fret board. I love the look of this bass. However they finish the neck is my new absolute favorite. I really like the finish on my EBMM Sterling neck but this one is even better. Definitely one of the smoothest necks out there. The J-Retro is a killer pre-amp but there's so many controls that it's going to take me a while to wrap my head around it. There's a lot of awesome sounds in it and right now, I can't stop twiddling knobs. I love having lots of control over my sound so this thing is great. Also, it's cool that for the DJ J-Retros, East uses the black lower knobs and the chrome upper ones. It looks sharp and kinda adds some custom flair. I plan on replacing the stock white pickguard with a black cherry pearl pickguard from Jeannie's which should push it over the top with killer looks. Now for the negative... I'm getting fret buzz all over the place on this bass even with a light touch. I did some reading in the setups/repair area this morning and concluded that the neck may not have enough relief so I gave the truss a very slight (1/8thish) turn to the left. Still tons of buzz. I did read that you should leave it to settle for a day or so after tweaking the truss, so maybe it'll be a little better tomorrow. If not, I'll turn it another tiny increment. It was sent right from the factory so it kinda sucks that it didn't play very nicely out of the box but hopefully I can figure it out. If after one more slight turn of the truss, it doesn't clear up, I guess I'll have to shell out the $40 or whatever and wait a week for a local tech to tune it up for me. Any other pointers on this would be appreciated. Also, the strings all sound awesome except for the E string which sounds completely lifeless like a string that's months old. I'm gonna throw a set of new DR's on but again, kind of a shame to have a brand new bass show up with a dud string. I'm hoping that's all the problem is anyway... For the last of the negative, the neck binding is not done as well as I had expected. There are lots of little black/gray scuff marks on it almost as if someone slipped with a file or some kind of tool and got the plastic. Where it rolls around to the face of the fret board, it looks like there's little hairline cracks in some places. This may sound worse that it actually looks but I just expected it to be done much cleaner. I guess looking back at my review here, the negative is almost as much as the positive. Hopefully in a few days I'll have the fret buzzing taken care of and new strings on it so that I can properly enjoy this bass. Any pointers on the fret buzz issue would be appreciated.