I’ve been a gigging musician since the mid-80s. In that time I have performed most all styles of music you could think of. Versatility is a must for me, be it on bass, my main instrument or electric guitar. I was introduced to Bart’s by a luthier/repair shop. From clean to crunch on guitar and fingered, picked, or slapped & popped on bass they always made a great tone! I have been sold on them since then. They are the go to pick up for monster tone. In my current band, THE BAD HUSBANDS CLUB, we cover funk, rock & roll, swing, jazz, disco- everything. My MTD was a great sounding bass out of the box…but the Bart made it a tone beast! With a schedule of 80-100 gigs yearly, dependability is a must and these don’t offer any issues…just great tone every night.