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It's a gorgeous instrument, definitely, but the bridge is a pain when you start using heavier strings. Using a 145. B string (I like to down tune) required plenty of alteration to the bridge to get it to fit. It's certainly a metal bass, hence that sharp "F" model shape and its EMG pickups, and so works wonders when you throw on some distortion.