I olay for my own enjoyment as I don't play out anymore due to health problems. The CT bass is very nice and I had to let my original go. So now I can buy and enjoy this one just fine. Plays great has wonderful tone and is light. So at the end of a gig your not sore from the bass all night. It's a GREAT BASS!!! When anyone sees it (other bass players) they all want to play it because they're not hip to it. Don't let em play it,(LOL).