Boom......this is a booming bass that can handle most any style. The EMG pups are active and therefore, very responsive. I love this bass but some see it as a Star Wars type adventure when it actuality is a very good bass made well with great materials. The quality build on this is just fantastic. Looks mean and sounds mean. Perfect for anyone wanting to step out of the realm of normalcy. It is crazy looking but sounds just as crazy (good). I love this. It is long though and I have yet to find a case but eventually will. This is not a cheap 5 string bass. This is a quality build. If you have ever shopped for a new house you will know exactly what I mean. Within seconds of seeing or holding it you know "wow" this is nice!