I am really excited about the new single M bass by The Bass company. It's got an alnico pickup, 19mm spacing on both the 4 and 5 string, and it sells for $300 to $350. T One thing I'm NOT excited about is the look of the bass. I think the pickguard they put on this thing looks like a joke, and as much as I am GASsing for a affordable single M, the pickguard keeps me from commiting. What do you think?