"I have to say something!"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Sound was fine; I replaced the stock pickup with a DiMarzio DP127. The stock pickup sort of reminded me of the Duncan SPB-3, but I found it a little clanky for my preference.
I was curious about No tone knob. I've found with my effects/amp setup it's not an issue at all.
Ease of Use:
Very playable. Neck is very comfortable in contour and thickness.
I could find no blemish or defect whatsoever.
Had no need to contact them
Off the charts!
The Wow Factor:
I like the look, with the bright white body, mirrored pickguard, and tinted neck. It's a P-Bass, but it's different at the same time. Variation on a recurrent theme, one that has worked since its inception in the 50s!!
I love this bass. For the price, the value is incredible. There was a little bit of fret buzz (nothing more than I've seen on basses of many manufacturers), but I spent $16 on a radiused sanding block from stewmac.com and fixed that myself in 5 minutes. I did replace the pickup with one I liked better. But, still, for $299, I am extremely satisfied. I was trying to save up for a Fender 58 reissue ($1999!!!! come on!!!) but I am absolutely satisfied with the Aiken model. It looks good on stage & has a subtle flashiness to it, neck feels great, build quality is tight, value is off the charts IMO.