Since a lot of what I play is in drop A and occasionally drop F# I wanted to try out a 35" scale bass. So the Reverb search was on, lol! Since I'm more of a bass hack than bass player I opted for cheap with a good return policy and picked up a ESP/LTD TA-204. Since it's going to just see basement jamming/recording I could care less about the cheesy pentagram inlays, lol, but for what I paid I was pretty amazed at the fit and finish. I'll definitely have to order strings and do a proper set up but it plays and sounds pretty damn good.