thanks for the comments. yep it is quite a different shape. It works for my music, its instrumental metal with a fantasy and classical like sound, something different. I could do a video but I got no thing to take decent video with and get a good clear sound. I'm not really going to invest in one anytime soon though. Well I don't know how it sounds with a bow, never used one on a bass. But it does make a nice low plucking sound. Depending on the strings you use it has more or less snap to it. I prefer the ones with less. I'll be getting a schatten RB-1 bass transducer/pickup they cost 100 dollars some go for more though but I find this one works pretty good with a Kustom bass amplifier with no gimmicks. I would like to try distorting the sound. It might be kinda cool.