Summary: This bass is active base and its pickups are humbacking. It's got a plastic cover on its head which makes this bass look cheaper. If you use 050-105 strings and a good amp, this bass sunds much better. RBX 170 is another choice but this one is better bass to star. All black. Its body is alder. I think you won't waste your money buying this bass. Ibanez will be another choice. You have to get spare 9V batteries because this bass doesn't work without dry battery.