Yup, light, solid, and very dark/growly sounding. Output is a tad "low" so you'll have to crank your preamp just a bit more. 5-piece neck is very stiff and mine just laughs at the crazy weather swings we have here in the Midwest. Invest another $45 in a pro setup and you have one serious bass on your hands. Just make sure you get the current version with the standard "W" logo, two-piece bridge, etc. These have the same German-made hardware and electronics as the Standard line. Older versions with the giant "ROCKBASS" logo are not in the same league.
No Ma'am, I'm not as talented as the other guitarist in the band. That's why he gets six strings and I only get four.