First of I've been around for a while and have spent a lot $$ on gear. I would buy this bass again. Oh wait, I did. a fretted and a fretless. Second, The staff at Sam Ash Hollywood are the best. I've had nothing but a great experience with the staff. To name a few- Managers Chris and Andrew, Sales Mark, John and Gabby, Guitar Repairs the one and only Sal. It's the Music store to go to first. It's different than the other store. A Happy Customer, Joseph P.