I been checking out the SUB 4 (Indo made). I was looking at a used one at GC for 199 they offered me a new one for $60 more, so got the new one. Quality? pretty good, finish is OK, neck is not as smooth as I like. frets are finished very nice. I was impressed. Assembled well, volume knob touches pick guard a little. Neck seems stable, actually set up nice. I played it at our last gig, I put a new set of Ernie Ball regular slinky 105's for this weekend's gig. Tone? its pretty hot, have to calm the tone down a little. It is a clean sound but bright. Its just the nature of the bass. It still may be a little too bright with these strings. I will have to see. Why did I buy it? well, I have seen them, read others comments, wanted to try a MM style bass. A little different (a lot different) sound than my Fender P. Fun to play something different and tweak around & make a $250 bass sound really good. Plus it has a classic shape. I feel a little modding in its future. What are your thoughts ? Any other strings I should try for a more calm sound?