An excellent buy. The bartolini pickups give this bass a tone to die for. I seriously haven't heard stock pickups sound so good and it blew my mind away to know that I could very well get what I wanted without making any changes. I play bass heavy stuff like Mudvayne, Tool, RHCP etc and find the SR505 to be made precisely for me ^^ The amazingly light body weight ratio and the rich overall design puts this bass in a class of it's own.Special mention to the guys at Bajaao for the beautiful packing and gooodies. I sincerely appreciate the gesture. Cheers!