I was looking for a 4-string jazz, but a friend of mine tolde me that I should test his bass. I wasn't really interested in the bass, but after I while a tried the bass. The only thing I could say is WOW! First of all, look at the pictures: For the people who don't recognize the bass, it is a Neuser Crusade. It is not a really known brand, but that doens't matter. It's a damn good bass! I have been looking for the "growl", and now I think I've finally found it! I've been playing a Sadowsky 5-string jazz, but it doensn't really give the modern growl I want. This Neuser really delivers it! It is a very versatile bass. The basic tone is bright, punchy and "hifi", but with the treble rolled off, it has a basic bass sound. The neck pickup has a really nice "modern P-bass"-sound that I really dig. With both pickups on, it has a really aggressive sound. It really reminds me of Flea. The slap sound is fantastic! But the bridge pickup is fantastic! It delivers a really punchy growl. Kind of like a Stingray on steroids. I really love it! The tone I have been looking for. The preamp is nice. It has two EBS preamps, one for each pickup. The controls are vol/blend/bass/treble and mid switch. When the mid switch is on, the function of the treble pot changes. When turned clockwise, it boosts treble and cuts middle. When turned counter-clockwise, it cuts treble and middle. It is quite interesting, but it really works! And for the price, this is a fantastic bass! I payed about a thousand euros less than what I paid for my Sadowsky I probably have to get more Neusers in the future, these are truly great instruments! I truly recommend testing these if you have a chance.