I am a newbie and have a rental bass I rented from Brooks May music company. They said it is an intermediate bass. It was made by Karl Reiser. I was wondering if it is a good URB and if anyone knows much about them. It sounds okay to me. I bought a bassmax pickup from Bob Gollihur and I am trying to tweak it to get a good sound. Let me know if anyone thinks it is a good bass. It is possible that I could buy it with my rental $ applied toward the purchase of it. I am also considering either the Englehart EC-1 or ES-9 to purchase. Just would like to have a good opinion on this rental bass. It goes for a little more than the Engleharts. There are not too many URB players in my area in Charleston SC. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.