I have been interested in one of these for a long time. I was never able to get my hands on one to try. I didn't want the hassle of sending one back if I didn't like it. I'm playing bass in my first band. My aging back let's me know about it after rehearsals. Finally I decided to just go ahead and order one. I'm so glad I did. It took a day longer to get here because of the N'oreaster. A couple turns of the tuning knobs and it was good to go. A nice variety of sounds are possible. Neck is nice and straight, action is fine, no buzzes. No sharp fret ends, no finish flaws. It takes a little getting used to. The lower frets are a little farther away. The upside is the higher frets are a little more accessible. We have band rehearsal tomorrow, I can't wait to try it out with the whole band tomorrow. I have to figure out a guitar stand for it, modify or make one. I love this bass. This could well be my main bass. It's a nice addition to my P-bass and Jaguar P/J basses. If you are thinking of getting one of these, get one.
Belford 5 bassist