Sound — 8
I like to play hard rock, punk, and metal so the graphic suits me well at gigs. The original strings were nothing special so I replaced them with ErnieBall PowerSlinkies. The range of sounds was smaller than I would have liked from the factory so I just got an amp with more EQ controls. It has a rich warm sound but can also be distorted easily.
Overall Impression — 9
Although I like this bass if it were stolen depending on how much money I had I would either replace it with another or buy a Fender. It is a good instrument for me and it fits my music and style of play. I chose this one over the other Ibanez and Peavey basses I tried and compared it to because it has a cool graphic and sounded better with my music than anything else I tried. I have been playing for 3 years and had one bass before this one. It was also a Squier.I do not regret anything about it.
Reliability & Durability — 10
It is very rugged and can stand up to regular gigging and the hardware has not even loosened a bit. the strap buttons have never failed and I have confidence in them. I can depend on it and I use without backup regularly. Overall it is a very strong and durable bass.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action is some what low from the factory. The pickups were excellent form the start. The top and bridge are great.The nut was kind of crude but it is still really good. It didn't have any flaws what'so ever when I got it. The Finish can be a pain to keep clean but it is worth it.
Features — 10
My MB 4 was make in Indonesia. It has a maple bolt on neck with a 34 inch scale and 22 medium jumbo frets. It doesnt't have chrome hardware but everything is black instead. The tuners are non locking. It has knobs for volume, tone and bass boost. It didn't come with a strap or anything so I had to buy one seperate.It has one P-Bass pickup and one J-Bass pickup with passive electronics. It has a black double-cutaway superstrat body with a skull and cross bones ont eh agathis body and a mother-of-pearl inlay of one at the twelfth fret. It has a standard 4 saddle bridge.