Just took possession of this yesterday. Today I find out that I owe the fed, soooo, I should probably unload this before I get too attached. I unpacked it just to make sure it arrived safe and sound and that there were no issues sound-wise. Everything checked out perfectly, so back it went into its original packaging (double-boxed). A couple observations from my brief encounter in relation to the U-Bass I owned: I love the feel of the longer (23") scale. Intonation at the 12th is accurate (my U-Bass wasn't even close) Love the arched back and cutaway. Nice touch with the preamp and tuner (zero onboard control on my U-Bass). The gig bag is top knotch! Fun little axe with some BIG bottom end and I will definitely replace it when the smoke clears with Irwin R. Scheister. Here is the original thread and pic (shown below): http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fs-gold-tone-microbass-new-1059826/ Asking what I paid (which is a steal!). $315 shipped ConUS! On hold pending payment. Thanks for looking!