I traded a Jackson guitar for this bass and have not looked back. I've been playing the strings off this bass for the past 3 days (literally, I popped 2 strings from playing slap) and it has not shown any bad sides to it! I play all types of music, from slap to metal and this has been great for all. The neck pickup is great for that '70s Jazz Bass sound and the bridge is nice and bright for the metal sounds. For the amount of money you're spending you cannot go wrong!!!
Long Island NY