The schecter stiletto extreme 5-string bass is a really good bass guitar. this is a good bass for any genre. including metal. I bought this bass about a few years ago and it is one of the best bass guitars I ever own. I like this bass for it's versatility and smooth curvaceous design. it has been my main bass guitar since then and it is staying in my arsenal. it's very useful for recording, live performances, and it sounds phenomenal with effects. I usually use distortion and modulation effects and this bass sounds great with it. if you're in the market for a good versatile bass guitar at an affordable price, definitely give this bass a try.