I have always wanted to try a Steinberger. I find this a very comfortable bass to play, especially in the sitting position, and I don't have a problem with it shifting to the left. The Labella Stainless Steel flats fit perfectly and with the expert setup by the Sam Ash luthier this bass plays like a dream. It is fun to play and I don't want to put it down when I finally get tired. It is light weight and compact and therefore easy to carry around, especially with the shoulder straps on the gig bag that comes with the bass. The fretwork is very good and well dressed and the adjustments are sooooo easy to make.The Spirit is good for just about any genre and is very comfortable to play with a pick or with fingers. I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend that any bass player try one out.