This world-class bassist bought this inexpensive 6-string bass because of its gorgeous finish and what turned out to be excellent neck. Only problem was we discovered the company had used 5-string pickups! The low-B string almost didn't play. He also wanted a new gold bridge.
After tearing the bass apart down to the pickup level,and discovering the 5-string pickups, research was done which led to to Nordstrand - a small high-end pickup maker. Nordstrand was super responsive in building us six-string pickups to fit the plastic housings that came with the bass. After an extensive setup, his bass played great - got rave reviews on his next overseas tour. When he returned from overseas, the customer brought his bass in for me to install a new gold bridge (requires precision placement and installation).