There was a review of this in the issue of Bass Player I got today. A local store has six Ric fives in stock, and the Fireglo bass caught my eye. This is the third time I have played one of these basses, and I think I am getting a handle on getting an optimal Rickenbacker tone. Although a Ric was my first good bass, it has been nearly thirty-five year since I played one regularly. This five is giving me some serious nostalgia! I love the tone, but neck takes some getting used to.