ive had my tiger eye for a few weeks now and im still blown away by the appearance, articulation, versatility, and overall value of this bass. still have yet to see a bass that sounds and plays as good for the same price. closest so far is a modulus for around 3000 i think... can punch thru like a sting ray. or snap at you like a jazz... i cannot believe this bass. truly the best bang for the buck as far as basses go. from my experience anyway.