Great playing bass. The only small quibbles are that an active / passive switch would be nice to have. Also, the forearm cut out could be larger, for greater comfort, but that's really minor. Neck feels great, tone is great, looks great! For some reason, Schecters are very popular with the metal crowd. Might have something to do with the 16" radius fretboard. But, I don't play metal. Makes no difference to me. This is a great bass.