If anyone owns this bass and has any comments about its quality, I'd like to know. Thinking about investing into my first bass. I would get it alongside an 8 string, tuned to E0 standard (EADGC) or to A standard (ADGCF). I still have to figure out which tuning I'd like. Thankfully, the long scale length makes both tunings possible. I'm mostly stoked about the combination of 5 strings, 34" to 37" fanned frets, and its low price. As for techniques, is it a good instrument for playing slap style/learning slap style? I know it's probably going to be an awkward instrument at first for me, but it would be worth it. Overcoming the learning curve will be challenging no matter what, so it doesn't bother me that I'm starting on 5 strings and fanned frets. So, ultimately, I just want to know about quality in sound and play-ability. If there are better basses out there priced under $1K, do say.