This bass truly does sound like a good ol' precision bass but with a low B. Once this baby is set up by a professional, it REALLY shines. Simple controls: Volume and Tone knob. Neck feels really nice and it isn't too big to my hands compared to other five strings. The maple fretboard is definitely nice. I like putting Ernie Ball Nickels on this bass (normal gauge). If you're looking for a really simple bass for a nice price, look no further!