I have had this bass for one year now and I love it! It has a very nice sound for slapping and sound very good when playing chords on high frets aswell. The neck is very smooth and it's easy to move your hand up and down which gives a boost to speed compared to my last bass. The only downside which I can see is that, like on every other 5-string(except for fanned frets), the B-string is a bit loose and it is therefore a bit hard to play in a dynamic way since you can't play as hard on it as the other strings. Although, all in all this is a very solid bass for a very solid prize!