I recently acquired this bass from a TB'er a few weeks ago. I traded him my Jazz Bass 24 for the Deluxe Active. Never have I been more pleased with a trade. I just finished a gig with my jazz trio and this bass was just amazing. Played through my mentor's Acoustic Image, the A.I. was really strong in mid-range (he is predominately a double bass player so that is perfect for him) but I was able to get a great sound anyway. I mostly set the blend knob to favor the bridge pickup and left the treble flat, bumped the bass just slightly, and the mid knob actually boosted just a touch. The bass cut through perfectly. I love the noiseless pickups. They are voiced nicely. Anyways, no matter what genre of music you play this bass is a fantastic tool for the job. Great build quality, great price, and a great bass. I love it.