There are certain features with this synth that make this synth thoroughly useful, although very unpredictable. The bridge features an adjustable dampener, thus allowing you to vary the decay of the notes. As well, by moving the pickup and pick positions, you can reduce the pick noise to the point where it can be filtered out by any resonant lowpass filter. By properly exploiting these features, the VB-1 can be used a tidy bass synth with a low-CPU requirement and a thick bass sound. I use this synth in almost all my songs, regardless of genre.