Actually, the only reason I did not send it back is that my wife had been looking to get one of these babies for about 8 months. Kala had put out this bass and did not foresee that they would sell out so quickly. So they were not available for quite a long time. This was one of the 2nd shipment and it was pretty obvious that they were made in a hurry. My wife liked the way it looked and the important stuff (straight neck, decent neck set, no cracks...etc) looked okay. So I took it into my workshop and repaired/fixed/setup the instrument to play properly.
It is a very fun bass to play. It is small, fingers extremely easily and weighs nearly nothing! It sounds pretty decent through a Behringer BDI-21 (DI box with some eq functions). I would love it is Fishman made an Aura pedal for the acoustic/electric bass with piezo pickups (can you imagine an upright bass setting?).