It’s been a while!! I’m reviewing my new 6-string bass purchased from Music_Heartbeat on AliExpress about a month ago. In a nutshell I’m very impressed with the build quality and feel of this bass. The pickups are great, though the preamp has a little less control than I like (it will be upgraded in a few weeks).
I can’t speak for every seller on AliExpress, but Music_Heartbeat makes KILLER instruments. I recommend them if you’re looking for a hand-built solid bass guitar! Specs:
Swamp ash body
Chinese pickups (splittable)
Chinese 2-band preamp
Generic Monorail-type bridge (16mm)
Generic Hipshot-type tuners