It's ridiculous limitating this bass to begginers, as another fellow on this avaluation page said. It's a guitar that can satisfy begginers and professional musicians. What's the matter? The bass is low cost, comparing to the other ones - those with one hundred knobs of adjusts and a lot of useless and complicated stuff?If you you can equalize an amp, or your pedals can sound good and, especially, if your hands has talent, this bass guitar is a very usefull tool. It's not everyone who can buy an expensive guitar - just to show up here and spread non sense about low cost and great equipment. PLUS: I've seen a lot of great and professional bassists playing Squier line.