This was the first guitar I bought for myself, a Silvertone LB11. A great first bass, you would be surprised by its tone. Both picking and slapping are enjoyable on this nice instrument. The bass come with an already good tone, but with a bit of reverb and my Compressor Sustainer pedal, she sounds beautiful.
A solid starter bass, which is what it was for me in 2012. Used in shows with Phased Out for some covers and covered in stickers. Used to record the Phased Out demo Nowhere to Go.
See the bass in action with Phased Out here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHk7FvZSYg&index=3&list=PL2vw3CZNoNCFVe2_9kn8SJ6o1wpbZCURs