Whaddup! I needed a bass for home recording. I used to have my bass player's backup at home but he insits on using colored Elixir strings (which sound horrible btw.) so I threw some cash at Ebay to get my own. Lo and behold, my potato phone manages to crap out another low quality photo. (I will try to make better pictures soon). So, for German standards I got this for dirt cheap. As such, there is hardly anything to complain about. First of all, it came with heavier strings than I feared. The owner but some .120s on it. Still too loose for drop B but better than factory strings. Also it looks like he saved me the trouble of carving the nut. The good: - It's not too heavy - Lots of tonal options - Quality is pretty decent and it feels sturdy, especially for the price (apart from a large chip in the finish but it was declared B-stock so.. eh) - Sounds pretty good The bad: - Ironically the fret ends on the bass side are really smooth, those on the treble side not so much. Not to the point where you can hurt yourself but just so much you notice it. Not a big deal for me but if it gets worse due to wood shrinking or something, I will have to get it fixed/fix it myself. - The controls are pretty crammed up. I'm glad I use this in the studio because if I had to use this in a live situation, I'd probably screw up alot. The wtf: - Medium frets are a new one for me. Takes a little to get used to it but I get along pretty well now - The side dots are the most useless I've ever seen on an instrument. @diagrammatiks would have a field day with this: Just look at them! Look at them and laugh! That aside, I'm pretty happy with it. I recorded a short comparison of the passive vs the active circuit. In the mix, solo and pure DI. Passive Active DI I can only recommend these if you need something semi-serious.