I picked up this bass at a Chicago area guitar shop during one of their "private perferred customer sales" about a year and a half ago. It was used and sold for only $99. I had been looking around for months for my first bass and couldn't find any deals and desided that this was the best for me.
This bass has the FASTEST fret board around. It also has 21 frets which is good cause i play alot of songs that require those extra frets. The P-style pickup is gorgous. The tone this bad-boy boasts is unreal and is comperable to basses that are much, much more. The bridge is very solid and compliments the bass perfectly.
The down side is the tuning knobs. I've read other reviews that have had the same problem. Even though it really doesn't affect the sound when run through an amp, it's still a lousy design. But it's an easy part to replace for only $30-40. The only other problem I had was the volume and tone controls came loose on me. But I fix that with a simple guitar tool and haven't had any problems since.
Like I said, the tuning knobs aren't very good. But beyond that, it's a very sturdy bass. The finish has taken a really beating from my wild playing techniques. Overall a very solid axe.
If you can find one of these, I would strongly suggest picking it up. Especially if it's your first bass. There's nothing like a great USA made bass. It has amazing tone, compliments of it's alnico P-style pickups. I play everything with influences from Adam Clayton to Bootsy Collins to Stephan Lesard. This is the ultimate all around bass!
I know that this bass was made in France does, it possde 20 frets, pickups for I can not remember.
Saddle and handle ... I have a short memory, DSOL.
TRS is a good low for all types of music.
Trs handle it comfortable for manufactured dplacements fast.
Access in acute ass is difficult because of the low number of frets, but nothing prevents you from playing on the strings underneath.
For a 6-string bass, I really had a hard time believing it is extremely lgre.
To get a good sound ... no problem, either a small or large amp is simple trs.
It is suitable for all styles of music, it's advantage.
I play with an amp "Behringer 600W" and a pedal "Zoom 2 Low."
I could tell you my settings but I get a sound fat and trs trs heavy, because I'm bass player and singer in a group of grind, such as "Mortician".
I love this kind of sound, heavy riffs and fat with very slow, but I hate all effeets Synth ...
I use it for dj 10 months and it's never me.
I love her a lgret can play longer without dttruire back, I do not hate anything on the other hand, apart from the difficulty of achieving the treble on the first string.
I try one of scores of MODELS prior to it.
I fixed the price is well below the price I bought it and, moreover, it Mions a year and I assure you that it has no qt.
If I had more experience, I think I allow myself to repeat that choice for power tried to solo, but still I board level.