that was a wall model at guitar center. dude told me if i was un happy with it, i can take it back within a month. so i played two gigs and i was cleaning my bass at lunch time and i realized there was 2 dings, some surface scratches, and one peice on the back thats like an inch wide that looks like someone whacked the surface with something and its almost chipping off, tho its not chipping, it will probably if it stays that way. so offcourse, i know i didnt put any marks on it, hell my bass of 4 years doesnt even have any scratches on it. so i called guitar center, and the dude told me no problem, when we get one in, i'll swap it for you, and even throw in a set of strings. score. hopefully he calls me back tonight and says one came in.