Excellent bass for the money!
I had been interested in this bass for awhile and was thrilled when it was finally offered with the butterscotch blonde finish. I saw that Sweetwater had two in stock and decided to go check them out. They were nice enough to bring both of them up from the warehouse so I could choose which one I liked better. Both played good out of the box and had a decent sound. I was sold. I made my choice and took my prize home. With a little setting up (truss rod, string height adj.), it was good to go. The build quality on the bass is outstanding and is on par or better than the entry level Fenders. Fret installation is very good. Hardware is much better than expected for a bass in this price range. I thought the shielded paint in the pickup and control cavities was a nice touch. The neck-to-body fit is about the best I've seen. Because of the lone single-coil pickup, this is not the most versatile bass out there and I was aware of that going in. It does however have a great fundamental tone with plenty of low end. I set all of my amp's EQ's flat at 12 o'clock and turn the treble up on the bass enough to get a little "bite" and leave it be for the rest of the show. I get compliments on my tone all the time. To sum up, this bass is well worth the money and then some. I highly recommend it.