This LTD B-254 series are very playable with my music (i play Punk and Metal music FYI). The body are very sleek with cool pattern. Also the size of the body are perfectly fitted, it fits very much specially for Asian. The sound are great. This LTD series are using Active pickup, their using ESP SB-4 as their original pickups with volume, balance controls and 2-band active EQ give it the output and tone you need. This bass guitar are very fun to play with!