Went to GC and checked out both the Artcore ASB140 (Sunburst / Double Cutaway) and the AGB140 (Brown Tobacco Finish / Single Cutaway). $399.00 Loved both basses, but the AGB140 (Singlecut) had the looks and feel for me. Both basses were tonally the same. Both had a thick, almost Stingray type tone, which would make sense given the big humbucking pup. The bass just sang, and had an incredibly fast and accurate fretboard. Unfortunately, none of the tone knobs seem to make a difference. Warm and syrupy this bass is not. But the tone these basses have are killer. I suppose changing the tone pot would make a big difference in warming the bass up, even though I could definately live with it's current tone. OK, that was all the positives. The Negative When strapped on, the bass hangs like ****. The twelth fret is about 4" to the left of my outside hip. I feel like I am playing a 37" scale bass. The 1st fret was a really long reach, and I have a long reach. I am 6'2". You either have to play the bass ala Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones (early days), or have the bass hang by your knees. If anyone has any ideas how to attach a bass extender to the straplock (located under the heel) to push the bass back into a more natural playing position, I am all ears. I don't know how you would be able to anchor the extender to a hollowbody. I would buy this bass in a heartbeat if it didn't hang so terribly.