I traded down from a Modulus Quantum 6 bass for the Ibanez and have never regretted it. The 506 was much easier on my hands, has a better tone, and has every bit as much stability and sustain as my old bass for 1/8 the price. I play everything from church gigs to big band, rock, jazz, country, funk, r&b, and shows, and this bass can handle them all. The neck is extremely stable, and the bass has plenty of sustain. The neck is thin and comfortable, and I can play for hours without wearing out my hands. The low, low action is great for technical playing; it's not the best bass for slap, though. It does go through a fair number of batteries, but it's not a real problem. For versatility and remarkable construction in an inexpensive 6-string, this bass is unbeatable.