And I didn't like it. It was a black fretless like mine. The new Dean Edge Korean models are similarly made compared to the original that I have (and that Bass Player absolutely raved about when they were introduced in 97? 98?). They have the same nice 5 piece maple/walnut laminate neck, unugly basswood body with colored transparrent finish, decent quality hardware. Nice touch - they've gone back to unlined for fretless. However, where my bass has a pair of EMG-HZ humbuckers and passive Jazz Style VOL VOL TONE electronics, the new basses have pickups with only the "Dean" name on them and active EQ (VOL PAN BASS TREB). Much brighter more "hi-fi" (whatever that means) tone than my passive one, but not my cup of tea. I'd go so far as to call the tone "brittle". I think they may sell better like this (sound good for slapping and "music store chops") but I don't think they sound as good (when actually played in a music situation). My old one has a very dark midrangy growl that is very nice, with tons of Mwwaahhh. Though the bass plays and feels just like mine, that fat tone was nonexistant on this new one. I suppose that the "Dean" pickups are Cort/Mightymite pickups, and I'm sure that the "EMG-HZ" pickups are better (not that they are the greatest). The active EQ is "modern" but I don't like it.