This bass is insane. First of all, it's beautiful. Secondly, the Turner piezoelectric pickup is nuts. It's very flexible, since you can get great bass tones out of it ranging from funk and jazz to rock. But you can also get a warm, almost acoustic guitar-like sound out of it that I've never heard on any other bass. And of course, the fretless "mwah" is there, if you want it. My only issue with the purchase was that it needed better strings and a better setup before I was fully happy with it. It's a shame that it came to me so poorly setup. But that's fixed now, and this is definitely a "bass guitar of distinction." My guitar and bass repairman was very complimentary, and he sees a lot of nice instruments through his shop.