I knew things were going to be different today because I used my U-bass for two songs. All I can say is forget about the size: the U-bass sounds HUGE in church. It also sounds so deep that even a C or D on the A or G string sounds low. You don't really need a B string. The U-bass doesn't do bright or growly, but it excels at a clean, deep, acoustic tone. This bass is great to have in my tool kit. My other bass was my DJ5, last week, I left my Sadowsky preamp at home, today I used my preamp. After service, a fellow deacon asked me was why my bass was unclear last week. I told him, it was because I did not have my preamp. So much for folks not noticing, at least one person missed that active tone.