Reliability & Durability — 8
Never had a single issue in terms of this instrument being reliable in a variety of set-ups and venues. It's always performed well, and sounded great at doing so. Although the finish is starting to coming off slowly, it can only have been expected with the amount of gigs this instrument has had to deal with recently, let alone rehearsals too. Been gigging with this without a backup for two years, and thankfully I've never had the need for another Bass. I would never have opted for this with Guitars, but had no choice due to financial reasons of buying two basses for one course.