Ibanez BTB1405E Premium
I've only had this bass about a month, and was (at first) a little concerned about moving up to a 35" scale bass (from 34") with a larger fretboard radius than I was used to. But those fears were totally unfounded.
This BTB1405E is AWESOME !!
The Nordstrand Big Single pickups and the active EQB-IIISC EQ (that you can bypass with a flip of a switch) give this bass tonal ranges most bassists just dream of having. I have mostly played in passive mode since I received it but it sound incredible and is easy to play.
The neck-thru construction means "all-day" sustain. The freboard is smooth and allows for aggressive playing, and has an awesome slap tone. The guitar arrived well set up and packaged and is extremely well built and finished.
Hats off to Jared for the time spent walking me thru the choices and help with my choice on this beauty!!