i have not seen a lot of reviews for this travel bass, so I thought I'd share my experience with it so far. I was shopping for a travel bass but did not want to spend a lot of money...really looking for something to just play its intended role at a decent price. Determined to stay south of $200, I quickly landed on either this Shredneck bass (28" scale; $160) or the Hofner Shorty (30" scale; $200). I decided I'd take a shot with the Shredneck first and return it if it was not working out. Upon receipt of the bass, I took some time to get it in good shape: * Took off pickguard to inspect the body cavity (not shielded, but actually quite tidy except for a spring missing from one pickup height screw, which I added). * Added carbon fiber adhesive cover onto the pickguard (solely for the look of it...had this lying around) * adjusted string height, pickup height, and neck relief to Fender bass specs (except for slightly lower action). * set intonation on a strobe tuner * I have short scale LaBella flats for it, but have kept the stock round wounds on for now. Once I put the work in above, I found this bass to sound nice and play really well. Despite the 28" scale, string tension on the stock strings is nice (not floppy). The neck is quite comfortable. No sharp fret ends. No dead spots on the neck. The nut width is 42mm. Total width from 4th to 1st string at the bridge is about 60mm. Accounting for string diameters, this probably works out to about a 19mm string spacing. Tuners work fine, turn smoothly, and the bass itself maintains tuning well. Bridge is fine - see no need to swap it out. The stock controls are one volume and one tone, so both pickups are always on at equal balance throughout the volume knob range. You could replace the volume with a push-pull pot or stacked pot if you wanted to be able to separate the two pickups, but I doubt that I'll ever get around to doing that...really just need it to serve its purpose as a practice tool. As it stands, the blended pickup sound is punchy and present. The tone knob has a nice range to either brighten (but never too bright IMO) or darken the tone. I find rolling off both the tone and volume to about 75% is a real sweet spot for me on this bass. No significant noise. The size really is nice for travel: length is right at 36", and maximum body width is about 10." Gig bag is decent and functional. I added some foam to surround the bass in the bag for added protection. There is considerable neck dive, but I'll figure out how to counterbalance the neck weight for better balance. Given the small body, you have to adjust your right hand playing style accordingly. All in all, I'm pleased with the bass. Great price point and, after a bit of setup work, plays well and sounds good. It's a keeper for me.