...what's your opinion on this tone? Although I'm mostly an "active" kind of player, this is the kind of "active" tone I definitely don't like. It has some growl, but the overall tone quality is too "smooth" and "polished" for my taste (any guesses on what instrument is it, BTW?). Of course, my opinion has nothing to do with the tasteful playing on the recording. And this is not a "bashing" thread. Again, I primarily play active basses, but I wanted to post this because lots of times I've read complaints/criticisms about active basses' tone being "unnatural" and "sterile" and most of the times I'm in frank disagreement, but here's an example of an active tone that I feel very incongruent with my personality as a player because of qualities that may be described with similar adjectives (feel free to disagree, but the Bongo and the XL2 are way far from being sterile-sounding to me). Just curious. I find it interesting to know your take on this. Thank you in advance for your input!