The best bass I ever played. Beautiful tone, Active controls, Volume, Treble, Highs, Lows. Rosewood fretboard, with roasted Maple finish on the top of the bass.
The SR5 has its own special charm. It doesn't sound like anything else, but it cuts through a mix on stage like nothing else. I picked up my 1998 model, which is a 3-color vintage sunburst with rosewood fretboard, as a consignment, for about $900. It hadn't been touched by the original owner since purchase, and now new models cost almost double that. One of the best value purchases I ever made.
A great gigging instrument with excellent versatility because of the 3-band on board pre-amp. Also, the three way pickup selector allows you to get different sounds out of the single pickup (top - both coils in series, middle - bridge coil only, bottom - both coils in parallel). More importantly, it plays incredibly well. The neck is the best thing I've ever held and the string spacing is just perfect.
Mine also has a piezo pickup under the bridge as well as a blend know between it and the main humbucker. It probably won't be the last bass I ever buy, but it'll be the last one I truly need.