Ultimately I want a used Rickenbacker but I'm having a tough time locating one and I've seen these SX Fender copies on the Rondo Music site and there seem to be only positive comments about this series of guitars. It might not be a bad idea to get one of these while I continue my search for a Ric, or just so I can have a Fender-style bass for variety, considering how cheap they are. Here's my main question: Is the reason everyone is so happy with this company mostly because it's a great price? I'm on a tight budget but I definitely want to be happy with the tone and feel of my instrument, otherwise I'll just stick with the bass I have (which I'm not terribly happy with, but is vintage and unique and will not lose its value, unlike the SX). So what I mean is, I don't want to buy the bass just because it's cheap and functional - I want a guitar that I like. I'm not professional but I'm not a beginner and I can tell the difference with a nice guitar. And as a follow up to that question, what can I lose by buying one of these basses just to try it out and return it if I don't like it? Other than a $20-$30 shipping charge, that is. I live in CA and can hardly try it out in the store in NJ.