i just picked one of these up at my local guitar store. i was looking for a cheap 4 string bass for dropped tunings. man this thing plays great, sounds great, and looks great. it was a very impulsive buy but im very happy with it. im not sure what kind of deal i got on it but i got the bass with a gig bag, strap loks, a strap and some picks for $288. anybody else played one of these? whaddya think?