I picked one up last night, I like the playability and the tone, the volume isn't SUPER loud but is good enough to serve the purpose I bought it for: practice. Plugged into my Ampeg SVPCL, it sounds pretty much like I expected it to - very BRIGHT, but like I said, I'd assumed that an ABG would be... Q: When the onboard tuner is on, the line signal to my amp is still on. I would expect it to be off. Is this correct, or do I have a bad preamp/tuner? I use a Korg DTR-2000, but if the tuner is supposed to cut the signal, then there may be other problems, too... Q: Did you all get cases with your axes as part of the cost? I got a case with it, but for extra $ (not really, I just got it as a "how low can you go" deal and the GC guy said he'd toss it in for free. Did I get scammed? I haven't seen any deals online where the case is included). So far, the ABG is not bad, and meets my needs ok. I just think that if a case is supposed to have been part of the deal, then I'm gonna go back and tell them I need either a partial refund or in-store credit. If the tuner function is actually screwed up, I'm DEFINITELY gonna ask for cash back.