I know this is a really cheap bass, but in the last week I have played two, and I think they would make a great project bass for anyone so inclined. The ones I have played have weak pickups, and are noisy, but they also are very light, easy to play, have decent string spacing, and get a decent jazz sound. If you crank the amp, they can even get into Marcus Miller slap territory. I would love to play one with good pickups, a good setup, and maybe a new bridge. I bet it would be one killer J-style bass.