I started playing in a new band that plays classic pop, R&B, rock and assorted old time rock and roll stuff, and I had been using my 6 string ESP-LTD B-206. I felt like an idiot playing Johnny Cash and Temptations songs on it. So I decided to go old school. And it's my first bass that was built on the continent! From going to the preamp and humbucker style pickups to the snappy and snarly sound of the rounds and the jazz has been refreshing. After the bigger necks of the 5 and 6 strings I'm digging the feel of the 4 string. I can't wait to take it to the next rehearsal!