Sound — 9
Its sound is completely based upon what style you want to play. It's definitely more of a rock bass, but I've played with the settings enough to be able to get it more jazz or metal. It's always very clear with every note, especially with elixirs on it, and it stays in tune pretty well. No complaints at all.
Overall Impression — 10
I primarily play rock (RHCP, Incubus, etc), and it more than gets the job done. With the different tone settings at my disposal, I can mimic most sounds and give songs a very personalized feel. I've been playing for about 2.5 years now, and this is my second bass, which I got after I had been playing for 2 years. What I liked most was it's perfect balance, sleek feel, and slender style. It's lighter in weight and feels very comfortable to play, especially since the next isn't as wide as other basses. My first bass was an Ibanez Geo, which was an excellent beginner's bass, and I just liked the feel of Ibanez. I highly recommend this bass for any intermediate/semi-expert player. I can't imagine needing another bass for quite a long time.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It seems like a very durable bass ever since I bought it, which was 4 months ago. I take excellent care of it, and have played a couple shows with it too. I feel like the 9v battery dies a little quickly, but I think 9vs are just short lived as is.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I was fortunate enough to get a Brand New version of this bass, before it had been on the shelf long enough to get touched by endless people. The action came a little high, but I had a worker lower it before I purchased it. There weren't any dents, dings, scratches, etc at all. The finish is different, it has a slight grainy feel to it, which I personally like.