its a tele style P bass with a Seymour Duncan single coil and those telecaster style tone and volume knobs on a control plate, it has an ebony board and a typical vintage style bridge. When i hit a note it is very piano like with lots of trebly harmonic overtones, too much actually. Those overtones make it hard for me to hear the actual note I'm playing, especially on the low E string. I try dialing it out using the amp eq and rolling down the tone knob on the bass but i feel like I'm just masking the problem and those overtones are still there in the bass itself interfering with the main note I'm trying to play. when i played it at the store it made the other basses i was trying sound dead in comparison, but I think now that what impressed me was the highs, which sounded good at the store but not at home. is it the bridge? the pickup? the strings? the ebony board? the body wood? I think i'll take it back.