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The actives on this bass plus the blend knob really gives this bass so many awesome tones! Honestly, if you're considering getting a jazz bass for versatility I would check this out first. It can give so many tones while still holding that unique thunderbird sound. Other than the totally versatility of tones, the neck on this bass is super slim and comfortable! The neck through body design gives this bass sustain for days. The weight is a bit heavier due to it being almost entirely mahogany, but the weight distribution is much better than the lower Epiphone models with bolt-on necks.
This bass has a lot of punch and power with the active pickups, but it can be difficult to find that classic T-brid sound, if you are trying to find it. However, the wood and finish are GORGEOUS, tremendous sustain. Build quality is excellent.