I got a new bass today for $149 wait I forgot the period $1.49 yup all I had to pay for is the nut since the bass didnt have one. It came into a resale shop that my grandma works at and asked me if I wanted it. Naturally I took it despite what make model condition. It turned out to be a "Royal Artist, Bruno" it is a beetle bass rip off 30" scale two pickups and all of it except the neck pickup is in functioning condition, I acctually dosnt even sound too bad. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me a little about this "Royal Artist, Bruno" company just so I know where the bass came from and what not. (it needs a set up and upgraded bridge and tuners cuz the ones on it are really bad, but it plays and looks fairly cool) So in conculsion best $1.49 investment I've had in a long time.