Last year I traded a 5 string American Standard Jazz for a beautiful G&L ASAT. It is beautiful, but I just can't get it to sound right for ME. Years ago, I had a G&L tribute with the same pickups, sounded great on its own but I could not get it to sound right in a band situation. All my other basses do the job just fine P bass, Jazz, Warmoth. I have a G&l SB1 that sounds awesome, maybe the ASAT is just not for me.