I like meat & potatoes; simple yet satisfying. This is a meat & potatoes bass. It's not the cleanest or the lightest and it is most certainly
not the prettiest thing on the block. But it will satisfy you with big tone and ease of playing. Forget the fact that it weighs 11 lbs because when you have it strapped on it does not feel all that heavy. The bass is original with a few minor points that I'll mention now.
The headstock finish is dulled in spots as if someone started to remove it but never quite finished the job. I had to change the saddles to newer USA models because the originals were frozen in place and were useless. The pots are dated 1978 but are correct and matched; I did get the bass with a set of 70's Alembic pickups & pots so I suspect they were installed at one time and then removed a few years later. There are a few wear spots and a fair share of bumps & dings but this bass has held up pretty well. And it's got a brass nut & ex-sticker outline at the top of the headstock.
As I have said before I have no shame selling 'player' basses to players! It's a bass you can use to make a living, not hang on a wall and admire like a Republican candidates hair. and unlike most of them this is the real thing. Hard case.