i couldn't be any happier with my new entry level electric bass guitar!!! i previously purchased a high mass bass guitar from another music company which was the quadruple amount i payed for & was unhappy with it. even tho with the extra appointments it had it still didn't phase me. though my bass (Yamaha TRBX174EW) which i named "Root Beer" (because of it's color) had the simple standard appointments of a traditional bass guitar that does the same job of what an expensive bass guitar can do. kudos to Yamaha, Sweetwater & a special thanks to my "sales engineer" Mr. Frank Gerdts for making it happen for me. this is why i gave it the highest ratings!