I'm a happy camper!! Got the ESP LTD EC1000 (with EMGs) on Monday - absolutely love everything about it. Today the Cort Curbow showed up at my door - my first bass (bought as a factory second off eBay). The price was right and I really love it's shape - although it's a little hard to play while sitting without using a strap. Still doing some tweaking, but it sounds pretty good so far.