I've used this bass for almost every live performance I've played to date. It's really light which makes longer shows more bearable and as I always mention, the neck is ridiculously fast. With the mids boosted a little I can cut right through the mix and make sure I'm not buried in guitar. I use Ernie Ball Super Slinkys and have yet to break a string on stage. The only problem I've ever had is dead batteries, which can be easily avoided by checking your battery charge before shows (it's just an easy thing to forget).