So I don't go to Guitar Center too often, and while there and extremely bored while a guitar player friend got his rocks off, I played a 5-string Warwick in the "good bass gear" room. Bass was pretty kicking! I really enjoyed the tone - it really is the sound of the wood - nice and throaty. I liked the EQ in the bass too (dont know exactly what they put in these stock.) Anyhow, if I didn't love Spectors so much I might consider getting one ... maybe I will anyhow one day. FWIW, I ran it through a Mesa MPulse 600 and a Mesa 4x10 that were in there hooked up.