I use it in a contemporary christian band. It's got a great, extremely adujustable sound. You really don't need a lot of pedals to get this bass to sound different for songs; just turn the knobs you will be surprized from clean and high to low and rumbling you can go. Great value for the money, cost like a begginer plays plays intermediate. Do wish it had a neck through, but I have no problem with the neck or it staying tuned.. Fit is very good, and finish is gorgeous. I like the weight and feel of it. I've had it almost a year, and still love it. And while it's not perfect, it is very close. You just don't get this type of sound and playability out of a bass this innexpensive.