Here is a link to an auction for a Spear Flex Tool. The photos are a very good representation of what you would recieve should you order one. http://cgi.ebay.com/2008-SPEAR-FLEX-...QQcmdZViewItem
I got a used one on a trade. I'm happy with the trade, just wanted to pass along some information. All of my stuff is fairly conservative looking, but this bass appealed to me for some reason.
Construction: In an auction for these it states the body is Alder and the neck is Canadian Maple. The body does not have a clear coat finish of any kind. Looks as if it was sanded, sealed, then painted. The neck has a satin finish and the front of the headstock has a normal clear coat (over the logo.) The hardware is garden variety import bass stuff. The brass bridge saddles have not been chromed.
Electronics: It's loaded with a Jazz (neck,) Precision , and a MM type pickup (all passive.) The controls are Volume, Volume, Volume, Tone. For some reason there is a toggle switch toward the lower horn that is simply an on/off switch.
The sound: The J and P pickups have a pretty decent sound. Sometimes, the MM pickup sounds a little harsh when solo'd, but acts differently when used with the others. With this trio of pickups you should be able to find something you can use.
Playbility: The bass I got had a good setup with a low string height. When it arrived, I sat down and played for a while and kinda dug it. Later, while I was lying on the bed I picked the bass up to play. Immediately, I noticed something wrong. All the strings were buzzing or muted (***?)
It turns out the neck is so soft that you can bend it far enough for the strings "bottom out " against the frets with very little effort. I didn't have this problem while seated because there was no downward force on the neck. It's so bad, you can hold the body, give it a shake and you get a short burst of string buzz.
So, what I have is a body with cool routing options that could be made into something really awesome. The soft neck makes it unusable for gigging. I am starting the hunt for a replacement neck.