This bass draws more comments than any bass I've ever owned. Many of the comments are about the looks of this beauty. (I bought Ebony) But most of the comments are about the TONE. This bass refuses to be lost in the mix. It's the cure for muddy tone with its versatile, powerful, sizzling pickups and amazing sustain....it has it all. I have waited a long time for someone to finally make an affordable T-Bird like this. I have never owned a Gibson/Epiphone bass and I'm pleased to say that my first one is usually what I reach for when the music starts. I highly recommend this bass!!! The case is a must-have, too. I worked with Jordan Kellogg when I purchased my bass and case. His great friendly service and follow-up are first class.