I picked up this baby yesterday.
It's a Cort EVL-Z4B. I absolutely LOVE it. It's got pentagram fret inlays, which I could honestly care less about. I got it because it feels AWESOME. I saw it at a local shop yesterday just driving around looking at pawn shops and stuff, and then I ran across this brand. I never heard of them before but I came home and did some research on it. Didn't really find any bad reviews or negativity about the brand. Looked on their site, and I think I read somewhere that Ibanez outsources some of their guitars thru their factory. Supposedly the Cort factory can produce 1 million guitars a year and has one of the biggest factories in Indonesia.
Anyways. I did my homework, and looked at prices online to compare to. Went in, played it for a while. LOVED the action on it and decided to get it. It plays awesome, and it's LIGHT. Compared to my Ibanez 5 string and my B.C. Rich, this thing is fun because I can move around a bit with it.
I just started jamming with some guys who play in Drop A. That's pretty damn low. I asked around on the Talkbass.com forums about slapping some big big strings on a 4 string, and if I would have intonation problems and other stuff. I'm going to mess with the nut to grind it down a bit to make a set of .150s fit. If it works I'll have a really fast 4 string for this Drop A project. They play VERY technical/fast Lamb of God type of stuff and this 5 string is good for it, but it's just thick.