This bass is fantastic for the price. It looks great and cuts through well in a live setting. Between the eq and the pickup selectors you can get a wide variety of tone. The pickup selectors allow a choice of series (big, burly sound, loud!), outer coils (for a jazz pup tone), and parallel (a bit sterile and reduced gain). The eq is 3 band, allowing for deep lows (30hz), a mid selector (80hz-2khz), and highs (10khz +).