I actually bought the bass on Black Friday last year but it has sat in the case buggin me to play. But I got a great deal from Middletown Music in NYC. It's not as nice as my old Gibson EB3 but it sure feels well in the hands. I don't like large upper bout basses. It plays easy and it's light weight. Sound is okay! The amp was a Deal of the Day $150 off and I jumped on it. 100w and I can put my Pandora through it and play along. It also can lay tilt back! I'm a happy thumper!