Ok, I had a chance to play this bass tonight... All I have to say is... WOW! My intonation wasn't great, as I'm not a fretless player. However, after about 5 minutes, I was "decent," or atleast didn't get any positive criticism from my friend Doug, who's also a bass player. The tone was simply incredible. I played it through one of those new 100 watt Ampeg combos. (diamond I think they're called?) It was priced at 2k. When I saw it, and realized it didn't have one knob on it, and just a piezo, I thought "Come on, how good can this be. Why would people talk about a bass like this??" Once I plugged it in, I fell in love. My next goal is to purchase a Mb-2.