Standing out is pretty easy with the looks of the Jackson Spectra JS3Q. The sound may leave a bit to be desired, but it performs admirably in rock and metal settings. It’s a solid entry-level bass, one of the better ones in the price range, and will leave most players who are looking in this price range satisfied and rocking.
When Jackson released the Gus G signature model in 2017, it was kind of a big deal. The Firewind guitarist was previously playing ESP star and Eclipse models (which I’d love to buy), so switching to a Jackson was a shock. Full disclosure, I originally chose this one more on looks than anything else. And really, when the decision came down to two criteria, it was kind of an easy choice. Those criteria? I want a pointy guitar, and I don’t have a Jackson. One of those is a pretty terrible reason to special order something isn’t it? In hindsight though, it all worked out perfectly.