Comments: The wedges are pretty heavy, but well balanced. The neck is wider than some of the other basses I have played; that's why I'm giving it a nine for playability; I have short-stubby-fingers. I do love the way the fretboard feels. The wedge is also very durable, but I did have to fix a few things when I bought it, so that's why I'm giving it a nine for durability. The weight of the instrument had caused the neck-stap pegs to strip from the body and the speed-knobs all needed replacing (which I guess is more a Gibson issue than a Bean issue). But it would be pretty hard to break this monster. This is the most satisfying bass I've played.