Just happened by my local Sam Ash store with no intention of buying anything when I noticed the EB0 was on clearance. I had been considering an inexpensive solid body to back up my hollow body bass. The hollow body is not the most ideal for the snappy-poppy stuff. I was most surprised with the quality and sound of this intrument. The short scale neck fits my hands well and the weight is not bad for a solid body. I will be gigging with this bass very often. With the price, it would also be a great starter instrument for new players.