Come on! Who does jazz gigs at Starbucks with a Dean Dimebag Razorback or a BC Rich Bich? Who plays death metal with a Ken Lawrence fretless or a NS electric upright? Personally, I did my first metal gig (Metallica, STP, Green Day. Pearl Jam, etc.) recently with my new Roscoe SKB-3005. Sounded amazing. I don't know why more metal bassists don't use Roscoes or similar sounding basses... The mids sound great and the bass cuts through everything. Nobody specifically complemented me on my sound (except the band) but I did get a few "cool looking bass" comments though.