This was my main bass for a loooong time. It's efficient. I like small necks and this is one of the smallest 5 string necks you'll find. This model is from 2006 and has Bass Boost/cut, Treble boost/cut, Blend/Tone, and Master volume. They are hard to find in this configuration but it's worth it. You can find them in mint condition for $300.
The aesthetics are nice because the bass doesn't look out of place in different stages. Metal, Country, cover bands, etc. The look is so neutral it fits everywhere.