This bass is probably has the best value to money ratio of anything I've ever seen. I probably got hosed when I bought it. I have seen a couple of others sell for a little less than I paid for mine. But I don't care. I really enjoy this one, and don't plan to part with it any time soon.
Where Obtained: ebay
This base is a ton o' fun. It's wired with active j/j pickups. Has controls for low and high, and a pickup blend. It's a headless bass, that will use either the double ball, or standard strings. It's a little shorter scale than my Stingray5, but I don't know what the exact scale is. The tuners are incorporated into the bridge, and the bass stays in tune better than any other one I have.
AWESOME. I was amazed at the the balance this bass has, considering it is headless. The neck is fine. (Since this is a four stringer and I normally play a five, it's obviously easy to play). Where this bass really shines is in it's slap & pop!. This bass just screams at me every time I pick it up... "play the bass line to Lenny Kravits "Fly Away""
This is the only knock against this bass, and it's not really it's fault. My main gig is a heavy metal band. This bass just doesn't get the growl and deep tone that I can get out of my Stingray5. (duh!) But if you are looking for a more contemporary or jazzy sound, this baby has it covered. Sustain is great (probably 'cause it's a neckthru) and a lot of different tonal varieties.
So far so good. For a bass that's around 15 years old. It looks new. I've only had it for about 6 weeks. But it travels well, never gets out of tune, and just keeps on thumping. But I've only used it at 4 gigs since I've gotten it.