OK, so I just put 100$ Down on an Austin AU790PB Custom Eclipse 5 String This Bass but in the Purple. Now I DO like it, I think it has a great sound to it, and good tone quality. One thing I heard is that it doesnt take to abuse kindly. I know its not a real wood Bass, and is made from Ply, but I wanna know, any of you out there, that either own one, or have used one for a while, what do you think of it? And do you think I made a good choice. I think I got it at a decent price too, i paid 295, and the AUSTIN web page has them listed for 498.