Thanks for the compliments, gents! I'm finding a groovy tone at 10 on neck and 8 on bridge. An interesting characteristic on this bass: when both pickups are on equal volume settings, there is a slight drop in volume...kinda like what I get with a Fender Jazz. Fret work is shmooth, shmoother than a pancake. Gibson did a splendid job on detail with this bass. Jamming to "Magic Carpet Ride"