I went to the shop to look for another 5-string, and spotted this bass, plugged it in and was amazed! The tone, the growl, the feel, it was just perfect for me and the music my band plays. I highly recommend this bass for any metal bassist, as well as funk bassists. The double Hummbuckers make this bass the beast that it is. Though not the cheapest bass, I recommend this model over the cheaper models based solely on the double Hummbuckers.