Some years ago I had a cheap Cort Bass and I was very impressed on the wood quality. This is my 2nd Cort electric, swamp ash body, thick maple top (the picture not captured the 3D effect). Paid 400 Euro including a Plek fret treatment, the neck is perfect! Music is my hobby, I buy guitars also out of curiousity - this one because I wanted to experience the EMG pickups. Mission acomplished ?
How hot are the pups compared to what you're used to?