I would definitely by this bass again providing I had the money and I could find another. Go for it if you are looking at one. Many bassist who have played for a range of 1 to 40 years have played my bass and I have seen some people get down right sick with it! Best thing is the sustain, it will literally hold a note for a rediculous amount of time, great for playing harmonics! If there was a 6 it would get it!
Where Obtained: Ebay
Mine is a Korean made neck through solid body 24 fret 6 string beast! It has a built in sustain and great tone switches. 2 pickups, emg's. active. natural finish.
Yes, it is very smooth to play. It took me about 2 months to get used to it (granted I had only been playing 2 years at that point on a 4-string fender p-bass.) The action is beautiful for soloing and even doing complex slap and pop lines. The neck is beefy as all get out, but it makes up for it in sound range, "you want a 6-string then you're gonna have to hurt for it." Compared to every other bass I have played it is the best. No lies. It is nice.
I have a Rogue RB120 amp and this bass makes up for the amp. The bass just has great tone all around, i have played it trhough anything from pa systems to a vintage 1960's sun amp and it sounds good. I play everything, literally. I am still learning cause I have only been playing about 4 years, but I play anything from Phil Lesh to Victor Wooten to Jaco to Larry Graham. The bass has great versatility! I haven't tried it in the studio but the guy who owned it before used it for his recording studio he had to shut down and he said it did a wonderful job recording. I lent it to a friend of mine for recording and he said it sounds awesome, haven't had a chance to hear the recording yet, :(. The only thing extra I would like to have at this point is a bass v-amp rack model just so I could use some of the effects.
I have played it for a little more than a year now probably on average 2 hours a day and have played many venues with it. The only problem is when I bought it there was a half inch stress crack near the volume nob (closest to neck) and it has since increased to 2 inches. DON'T LEAVE YOUR BASSES OUT IN THE WEATHER, VERY BAD!!!!!