After owning this bass for awhile now (I picked it up when Musicians Friend had that awesome $350 closeout deal) I thought I'd post a review with pro's AND con's regarding this instrument. No need for an overview, tons of info about them already and you can search if you don't know the basic functions. PROs: + Good tones: out of the 5 way switch, only 2 are really practical, 2nd position gives a full Jazz-like sound while 4th gives a Stingray-esque sound + Chunky neck: Fills my big hands (I'm 6'5") and I can run up and down quickly and smoothly. + Balanced: even with a slippery strap it stays wherever I hang it, better than my Ibanez 6-string + Slaps like a pro. Main reason I bought it was to slap on it, sounds mean. CONs: - Truss rod adjustment is extremely tight. Bent a steel allen wrench adjusting it to where I wanted it, would not want to tighten it any further than where I have it now for fear of damaging something - Pickup screws stripped from factory, found this out when I went to add a spacer to the bottom pickup to raise it, completely ruined 2 screws getting them out, but offset the good screws to put it back in so its fine now - 3 of the 5 pickup selections are fairly useless, at least for me. 1st position (single jazz pup) sounds like a cheap beginners bass, 3rd and 5th positions sound weak and empty low end. Overall I love it. I am GAS-free, as this fulfills all my 4 string dreams and the 6 takes over the rest. Heres a pic, since I know no pics = didnt happen.