Price paid: $ 90
Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 7
Surprisingly enough this is a somewhat versatile bass. This is due to the pickup blend knob and the tone control. I can get a big bright and twangy sound or I can get a mellow Jaco-style sound. The pickups are not great but they do okay. The bridge pickup makes a lot of noise.
Overall Impression — 5
This was my first bass, therefore I don't use it anymore. I play mostly heavy styles of rock, lately I have been exploring the progressive rock genre. I currently have a Rickenbacker 4003 and an Ibanez GSR205. I play those basses often and they are much, much better. This is a good first instrument, but you're going to want something else as soon as you can make it happen.
Reliability & Durability — 1
This bass does not seem very durable. I wouldn't dare to take it on stage. The strap buttons are fine however that's just about it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 1
This bass is so difficult to play that I can't even put it into words. I've had a setup done and everything. The action and tension are messed up. Badly. Maybe I just got a bad bass but it's terrible.
Features — 8
This is a relatively no frills bass. It has passive P/J pickups, tone control, pickup blend knob, and a volume knob. 21 frets on the rosewood fretboard. For the beginner this is more than enough.