Something about those pick-ups really do the 5-string justice. You can pull any sound out of this instrument with the right set-up, but it pretty much makes metal all by itself.
This is my main bass. I will say right off the bat, my edition is in blue, with a walnut/maple neck and 3-band EQ with volume/blend; it's the best bass I've played in ages just for the fact that it does everything it tries to accomplish but first and foremost does everything that it says it should do. It's not a Warwick or a Lakland, no, but it's perfect for what I use it for. I took up bass less than a year ago, and use this for my current live band. It is for sure a workhorse.
Lovely bass! It has served me well for a long time and only cost me about €250 used. My only gripes with it are that the frets aren't the best, so it runs into trouble with super-low action.
Sounds great for the really low price. I paid £230 for it. My 15 watt amp doesn't do it any justice but when I get the right EQs after about an hour it sounds perfect. If you're going to downtune, get .140+ strings.
Inexpensive and great for dabbling in bass playing, if you're a guitar player. Regret bothering with the 5th string since I don't use it much, but it's nice to have there when a song calls for it. There are better basses out there, but this sounds and plays well and is more bass than this guitarist has a need for.
Every bass gig I play, I play on this one. My Washburn is my back-up but I never need it. Holds tuning beautifully, stupidly versatile and the active EQ preamp and pickup selector really allows a range of tones and styles, and the neck is extremely comfortable.