I got this bass from Thomann as i was stuck for a 5 string. €129 plus shipping (free shipping on orders over €199, Handy :) ). Out of the box it only needed a slight setup. It sounds and plays great. Slightly neck heavy but thats an easy thing to fix. The trans red finish on the body looks great and works well with the chrome hardware. The only thing that brings down the look of the bass is the pickguard. Its more of a bad swirl look than tortoise shell. This bass could easily compete against higher value Squiers. Definitely worth checking out.