Price paid: € 70
Purchased from: Second hand
Sound — 3
It doesn't fit any music style, but it's less sh.tty for metal. It sounds like bench with strings. I play it with Vox pathfinder bass amp without effects.
Overall Impression — 3
I play metal (mostly Megadeth) but I don't think it fits. I have been playing for five months, mostly at home, sometimes with friend (guitar). If it were stolen, I would make friendship with that thief. I bought it second hand for 70, because I didn't know if I really want to play bass. It has 4 strings and fretboard and it was all I needed. Now, when I know I definitely want to play bass, I hate everything on this bass except of jackhole position (on the front panel of the body). If I spent 200 (the cost of new), I would commit suicide. For 140 you can buy SX Vintage J-Bass, which is thousand times better (really, that bass is AMAZING for the money) or Cort ACTION DLX for 200 which is million times better bass (active EQ, soapbars, nice look, perfect action, nice quality and balance) if you don't like jazz bass shape and want something more metal. Now I am going to buy Cort b4 and I will burn this piece of crap in hell.
Reliability & Durability — 3
I would never play this live, I would never record it (even cover for youtube) but the hardware looks like it will survive everything. Next thing is that it falls to the head side, what makes playing more difficult.
Action, Fit & Finish — 2
The action is terrible, about 7-8mm at 24th fret. Pickups make lot of hum. Tuners are crappy, it's hard to tune, but then it stays in tune quite well.
Features — 4
I don't know where it was made and I don't want to. It has 24 jumbo frets on rosewood board, maple neck and alder body. It is black, ugly, has one humbucker and one JB pickup, Tone knob, volume knob, 3-way switch.