I've had this thing for only a year now, and I never regret getting it. This is honestly the best 6 string out there for it's price. The only problem that I had with this bass was the electronics. Since I'm not a huge expert on electronics and pickups, I had no idea why the sound was muddy (the low end is pretty muddy). I took it to a guy, he replaced the preamp with a new preamp and now it sounds absolutely KILLER. Once again, sound is a personal preference, and I've been trying to get a John Myung type of tone, which I can now get with the new preamp. Besides that however, GET THIS BASS. I strongly recommend replacing the preamp and raising the action, though.