The big brown truck brightened up my day yesterday when it dropped off my Hamer 2-Tek CruiseBass. It is a fine instrument that needed a little (gentle) TLC. The seller's (a dealer)description was accurate(dings, player wear, etc. nothing too bad). It was obvious that the previous owner knew very little about maintenance but after an hour or so I had her restrung, Schaller strap Locks installed, had her set up to my taste and had tightened a few loose hardware items. The bass is transparent white with a tortoise shell guard. The bass has aged to a butterscotch color. My first impression is that the 2-Tek bridge is an amazing piece of hardware; the bass sustains incredibly and, despite being more or less a bolt-on neck Jazz Bass clone, there are no dead spots. The build quality is excellent as is the hardware (2-Tek bridge, Schaller tuners, Seymour Duncan Bassline Vintage Jazz pickups). If anybody is looking for a great quality instrument that can be picked up relatively inexpensively, I'd recommend looking at one of these Hamer USA CruiseBasses.