Finally after so long I got one. In trans black. I had to order out of state to get it. Unfortunately...its just not my tone. I tried new strings, pickup height, passive, active, you name it. I tend to finger pick a little harder than most, its almost a slap type sound but not slapping. The ergodyne handles it very well. I have never had a problem with the way the ergodyne sounds. I also drop the B to an A a lot, ergodyne handles that without problem, good string tension, mostly clear low A for a 34 scale. The trbx on the other hand seems to turn that into a thud type sound and muddles the notes, they all thud, instead of tone with a touch of click. The B on this thing sounds pretty good as a B if I don't hit it too hard, but when I drop it to an A...mud, whether I hit it hard or soft..frumpy.. Maybe its because the pickups can go to passive with the flick of a switch, something with that that changes the tone even in active mode? I don't know. disappointed is what I am..now I have to send it back up to WI, wait for the money to come back and shop some more. Thing is I have played one before, although that was about two years ago when i first got on this trbx kick...I don't remember it sounding like this though. I remember really liking it. Any thoughts? Not on how to fix the sound. It is what it is, but thoughts on another bass that I can check out.