I am a guitar player and bought this short scale bass to help our a friend by riling in for the bass player in his "hobby" band. Within 45 minutes of receiving the bass I was playing bass lines with the band. The short scale makes it easy for a guitar player to transition. The bass sounds good and looks good. I checked the set-up and it was right on Ibanez specs. Action is actually lower than Fender specs for the P-Bass. Some reviewers complained of fret buzz. I had a little of that at first but I think mainly due to playing technique and not properly fretting the strings. I am not a bass player. I did not notice any fret buzz with better technique after playing for a couple hours. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to get into bass playing on a budget.