I just recently purchased a Steinberger Spirit XT-2 bass from MusicYo for $269.00, and I have to say that it is one hell of a little bass (literally) for the price. A friend of mine has an original graphite neck Steinberger XQ bass, and told me not to bother with the Spirits as they were junk Well sure, compared to his $1000 bass, this thing does not stand a chance. But for a really inexpensive 2nd bass (or 4th, as it was in my case), this little thing (again, literally) rocks! If you are looking for a second bass and something with a little bit of style (or lack there of, depending upon your opinion), check one of these little babys (again lit- never mind, that is getting old). MusicYo has a 90 satisfaction guarantee, so if it just does not hack it, you can return it. Granted, it is a little funky to play if you are not used to the headless neck (you really have to reach for the lower frets), but plays well, right out of the box. I am not returning mine I will probably rip out the EMG Selects and drop in some of the active EMGs, but I guess that is just a testament to how impressed I was with this little (sorry, I am going to say it again LITTERALLY) boogar! $269.00! Hell of a deal in my book.