What is your overall opinion of this product?
I had to go with a two star review but only because, despite the beauty and potential great sound, mine got to me in a not-so-great condition. There are dead spots on the second, sixth, and ninth "frets" not allowing me to play the first, fourth, fifth, and eighth frets. It plays great if i capo it on five but who wants to throw a capo on a bass?! Not me. I got a bass specifically to write doom metal and it won't play open because the stings (peaking of the strings themselves, my G string broke within a quarter crank of the tuning knob. And I even let the guitar acclimate to its new climate in a hard case for three days before i even touched it) are essentially, resting on the neck up to the fifth fret.. And Im the type of dude that likes some dirty lows. I don't wanna HAVE to play up high. Im gonna give AMS another shot by trading this one in for a new one but if the new one comes in in the condition this one did, I most likely won't purchase through AMS again. :(