Well, I just got back from practice with this bass and I must say it kicks ass. The bass sounds great by itself but tonight was the first time I really put it to the test. We have a keyboard player, 2 guitars, a drummer and a young lady who has the most amazing voice. Let me say that this bass shines. It cut through with no problem at all and the tone was thick. I play through a GK1001RB head going into a Schroeder 1212, which pushes 700w. The 'B' string sounded full and rich. The pickups and preamp are awesome and the weight (8.5lbs) felt just right. It made no difference where I played on the neck, the tone was amazing. Everyone commented on how great the bass sounded. I am hooked. Fingerstyle or spanked, this bass delivers. Jimmy Coppolo is a master craftsman. The clip below is just going straight into the M-Box and into Pro Tools. The pickups were both at full and the EQ was set at 80% balanced bass/treble. It's a small clip of a finger groove up high on the neck. I'll post more later.