Admittedly, had it for at least a month now. I play a lot of instruments and love playing bass, but I'm more of a guitar player and woodwind player. I'm also old and battling Lupus so comfort has become a priority. My Warwick fretless is one of my favorite things to play, but at times I struggle with the 34" scale length. Wanted a 5 string with a short scale. Warmoth route was out, though at some point I may try and go with a SS jazz bass. For now this is fun. Last weekend I swapped on flat and went with E-A-D-G-C tuning which better suits my needs. Actually right now the EAD are flats and the G and C are roundwounds. This is fun to play and the shorter length is so much more manageable for me. Since getting the flats on there I have decided to keep it as the binding process has now begun. For me, Flats are the only way to go on a bass. Like many, intonation was an issue out of the box. Even restringing the bottom string won't quite go back far enough. Some upgrades are planned: Going with a Hipshot A style bridge. It's on it way. Pickups: I love the DiMarzios in my Warwick. I hate noise. Drives but batpoopie crazy. The Warick has an Ultra Jazz in the bridge and an Area J in the neck position. Killer tones and super quiet, but this setup won't work for a 5. While I prefer passives, I played a friends Warmoth 5 string with EMG JAX set in it. Ordered the set. Will take a little finagling to fit, but that's ok. At some point may swap the tone control for the variable mid control. Usually I can dial in the highs and lows on my amp and be happy. Mids get finicky in different rooms so this may be a better way to go, for me personally anyway. Tuners, in the future I'll put some hipshots on it, for now, they're doing ok. Nut will get changed, especially since I changed the string layout. probably going to put a rosewood "ramp" from the bridge pickup to the neck itself. I dig the look and having a consistent anchor helps my hands to relax and gives me great control on my tone and playing. Instrument: $185 Upgrades: more then double the cost of the instrument... But that's ok Cheers!