I used to play bass in a band for many years, then got into playing guitar in another band. Recently, I was asked to play bass again a couple of days a month and didn't want to spend a lot of money on a bass I only used occasionally. I saw the Ibanez Talman and thought it looked very nice. I drove up to the Sarasota, FL Sam Ash store from my home in Cape Coral, FL to check it out. I'm so glad I did, this bass is an excellent instrument for the money! Nice finish (I got Trans Red) and the action is very good. It is a bit heavier than I like but..only using a few songs at a time, it's OK. The controls are a little different. They are a set of concentric knobs, the front set controls volume and pick up blend (neck vs bridge). The second set of controls are for treble and bass boost or cut. This bass puts out the sound, from very deep to defined depending on the boost and blend settings. Definitely check this bass out, I think you'll be surprised at the quality per price point value.
Cape Coral, FL