Bass Player Magazine June 2003 Issue Veillette Singlecut 5 Review: List Price $3257.00 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 "Soundroom Ratings The scores shown in each product review reflect our evaluation of performance based on price. In other words, "average" performance at a list price of $500 is understood to be less than "average" performance at a list price of $2000. We use this rating system: 5 - Outstanding 4 - Above Average 3 - Average 2 - Below Average 1 - Unsatisfactory Here are some excerpts from the review: "the G-string-side neck-pickup screw stripped out, causing the pickup to pop up." They fixed the problem with wood glue and a broken off toothpick! "the slot for the B string's end was cut too narrow to accept anything but a taper-wound string." The bass had no threaded inserts for the screws to the control and battery caveties. They did rave about how clever it was that the bridge was not screwed onto the body, just held on by string tension. I think they for got to mention the problems this could cause when the ground wire is attached to the bridge. Take all of your strings off, and you may have quite a job on your hands reattaching it if the joint becomes weak. Okay, for a $300 bass, this could be Average, maybe even Above average because of the great sound and comfort. But for a bass costing over $3000 this is Below Average at best. Does the Average $3000 bass have pickups popping out and bridge slots not cut to the right width? Let me know if I'm missing something here!