Wow, this bas ROCKS!
I've had my faded SG for a few weeks now and I can't believe how cool this axe is! I thought my old, nearly 12lb, mid-seventies P bass was a great guitar but I'm afraid this SG is so much more. I am in the process of doing some up-grades to the hardware but it sounded great right out of the box... I mean case. So much more range of tone, so much easier to play with the short scale and so much lighter on my old back. For the price, I just don't think you can do any better on a US made bass guitar.