I have an old replica of a Fender JB. It's quite large and heavy, but it plays fine, as long you have big hands and some stamina to endure ;)
Some parts of it were quite rusted, and the bridge was no longer working as it's screws couldn't longer be adjusted. So I bought this. First impression, it's smaller than the one I had and it looks more fragile. There are reasons for the price, and maybe one of them is the metal quantity used on this.
It seems to be holding, and it was quite hard to tune it, but for now it's getting the job done.
Also, the sound of the bass changed for worst, a little too much treble for my personal taste.