It plays and sounds like a Ray. On the onboard eq I usually have mids maxed, bass set for the boominess of the room, and the treble for how much of a bite I'm looking for. I usually leave the treble between off and 55% depending on how much growl is required. My volume knob usually sits at 30-50% because anything above that makes all of my pedals go nuts. It's a solid bass and a good choice as an intermediate priced instrument.