and I have to say, I am quite impressed. It was a 5 string and I don't use a floating thumb so I had a fun time reaching all the way across to the G-string The action was much lower than my Fender and there was no fret buzzing. I have some NASTY buzzing because the neck is warped (twisted and bent ). The guy who had it had also played on a Conklin in the past but he said that he hadn't played it enough to be able to compare it to his Musicman. He got the Musicman from a guy in Indy and he paid $875 for it. He knew someone who had a crapload of basses (I want to get a hold of this guy) who has a Conklin, GT-5 I think, and it is his favorite bass. I'm going to try to get a hold of a Conklin so I can make an affirmation regarding my personal preference.