I've used this model on every recording I've ever done. Plug this into a sans amp and then into an Ampeg SVT classic, you've got the best tone you've ever heard. Only reason I give this bass 4 stars is the bridge is pure overseas garbage. Will soon be upgrading as soon as I finish my research on it! Other than that, this bass is killer for the money. Its nice that each pickup has its own volume (but no selector, boo).