I just pulled the trigger on this bad boy I found on my local craigslist of all places. This will be my second SoCal Schuster bass (sold my last when I moved back east). I got her for $2000 cash. Very pretty with a sweet tone that I'm sure will get sweeter with non-ancient strings and a decent setup. It felt very familiar after all the time I'd spent with my previous bass. It had a similar tone - not a cannon, but I expect that like my last bass it will amplify very well and not feed back much. The bass says "Made in Germany" so I know it's not that old. The owner mentioned something about Wilfer possibly being involved in its manufacture, but I wasn't clear on that. It really needed a setup and new strings, so I brought it straight to Lemur for the full monty fingerboard dressing, etc. Made the same mistake I always do when I'm there and started playing the 15k+ basses which are, uh, better than mine will ever be! Can't wait to get her back and start playing again! I've been bassless for six months now and am itching to find whatever scene exists here in Orange County -- please PM me if you know of anything!