It sucks. Has only two tones. Fat bass no mid or definition and lots of mid no bass. As for trying to meet in the middle, forget it. Trying to compromise bass and mid with this thing leaves you lacking with on both levels so you're stuck with one or the other. Yes it looks good and the price does too. But it isn't worth what you pay. Not a versatile bass at all. My opinion, but I have done some serious work to this thing. Hours upon hours of turning knobs eq'ing and blah blah blah. So I'm recommending it. Or any other Ibanez really. Sorry.