Vince bought a bass. That means Drew is further from finishing his album. It's science.
I had a real basic Ibanez sound gear 5 string before and liked it, this new model I played at a store yesterday, and i was actually really surprised with how good it sounded and played. Ibanez massively upgraded the line from their old basses, it seems. I wish Ibanez' electric guitar pickups were as good as these bass pickups they make, because this bass sounds really good right off the wall. The pickups are rounded off too, which is interesting, I hadn't seen that before.
The guitar is contoured, kinda similar to an S series, but more rounded like a Satriani model. The neck is extremely thin, just slightly thicker than my 7-string guitar neck. This is like a shredder's bass, I love it
It's got the Ibanez Black Pearl paint job on the body and on the headstock. A lot of production model Ibanez guitars have problems with frets hanging off the board slightly, I see nothing like that on this bass.
So what gives? This is a simple $350 bass, and it plays and sounds better than new $800 Ibanez electric guitars. They need to get it together on their newer guitars, because for the low price you can't beat this bass.