My Stagg bass made better exercise equipment than an instrument. It came shipped with incorrectly wired P-J pick ups and a broken truss rod (which I didn't know about when I was a dumb kid). It's scale length is plastered over a large difficult to manage neck and several of the fret placings are out for the scale length of the instrument. The wood is poor, and the neck balance is off resulting in many chips to the head of the instrument. The warp in the neck eventually resulted in a nearly inhuman action resulting in no technical gains other than above average grip strength (I now play e standard with jazz flatwounds) but as a result I have a deep hatred for all things Stagg and gave up on bass.