I am primarily a guitar player, but I needed a bass for home recordings. I owned several other basses over the years that I could never get great sound of. This thing blew me away. It feels like a premium instrument and it sounds like one too. If I am nit-picking, I can see where the manufacturers saved some money (e.g. cheap feeling pickup covers), but overall I don't think there is a better bass out there at this price. The sounds you can get range from vintage to modern, but the bass is overall on the brighter side, and you'll probably need to do some tweaking on the amp to get a more dark sound if that's what you're after.