I just bought "the bass" this past Saturday. It's a Modulus Quantum 6 string. I bought it from Mars brand new with a case. You all tell me if I got a good deal - $1500. It was marked down to $1900, and when I told him I was going to special order one (which Mars can't do - they filed Chapter 11 - sales guy told me) he dropped it to 1500. I planned on ordering a 5 string with the wide neck, but I couldn't pass up the deal. I think I'll like the extra string. I know I love the bass.