Not plugged in I t’s very loud and balanced. plugged in It’s not like a custom 24 where the bridge pickup is HFS. This guitar uses Vintage Bass Limited Edition pickups in both positions neck and bridge. I’m not sure if these pups are wound differently than normal Vintage Bass pups. I suspect not but if anyone has any information regarding the pups please chime in. Not sure if I can get to it today but I’ll try to post a couple sound clips on SoundCloud.incredible. Is a a redwood top mellow or bright?