It was a 'pleasant' experience and now I can say I actually played one - but I'm not terrifically impressed. 1) Soft, unimpressive tone/volume - it should have actives in it for some real kick butt. 2) Decent-enough balance and feeling the weight was what I'd expect since I have Fenders and Squiers now. 3) Finish was great but rather uninspiring. 4) No problem with the MiJ label; it just wasn't all that great and I really expected more/better/greater differences. 5) Set up was very good and 7250 NPS Non-silks were as close to right for it as Fender seems to think it needs. They are wrong though. 6) Generally, a nice - no nonsense bass that is prolly overpriced with the 'Signature" on it. 7) I think with 600+ Watts at 13 o'clock and some powerful EQ'ing, it might be useful though................... 8) You can turn it DOWN, but UP just doesn't seem to exist. 9) Does Mr. Lee know these are not what I would expect of him - and with his signed endorsement on the head? 10) If someone gave me one - I'd prolly keep it if not just for the braggin' rights. I played it on an Ampeg 810 and then on an Acoustic B-450 for an A/B. It gently fails on both I'm afraid. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the Actives in a couple of my basses or the heat in my VM-Jaguar, but this G/L edition was just 'not there' power-wise. The TONE knob seemed to not do much of anything but instantly roll off the Highs or Lows, more like a light switch than a blend or progressive taper. I don't see one of these in my stable in the future. I'm really looking for more diversity and power in a bass. I think the p'ups are too mellow for me and if one were to add some deeper strings, then the whole bass would be less useful. It seems to cry for brighter strings and hotter p'ups, but that's not my musical style. Poppers and slappers may like it - but then again you'd need some really bright strings to make it really talk. What I need to do is find another new G/L to compare this to, 'cause I don't buy used/modded gear if I can possibly help it. This new one may have been a fluke and not really indicative of the whole G/L line - so I'll keep an open mind at this point. That's ONE! G/L, you have TWO more chances - then it's THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT!