After a bit of experimentation with the sound and weight of all my basses I have decided that the HB MM will be my main gigging bass when we start our first live dates again next month. My Ibanez PJ will be backup and on broken-string stand-by. The HBMM feels great, isn't super heavy, has a brilliant range of tones, but above all it looks fantastic in all satin black. While I wouldn't be chuffed aboutnit, if it were damaged or stolen it wouldn't be a heartbreaking sum to replace. Makes me stand out from the identikit Les Paul snd Strat our guitarists use. HB were right on the bullseye with that one.