Here's a few shots of my Mouradian CS-74. I've been looking for one of these for many years and here it is! It's all original except for the pickups. Jim Mouradian installed these EMG's a few years back and much prefers them to the original Bardens. I'd be interested in hearing from other owners on their pickups and Mouradian stories in general. The tone of this bass is unlike any others I own. It's clanky like a Rickenbacker but with more "tear your head off". For a good idea of the sound, listen to Chris Squire play "Mind Drive" or "Homeworld". Love it or hate it, it's a bass ahead of it's time! This bass, according to Mouradian is the 3rd one made (Squire has #1, Mouradian #2) and is the one photographed for the original brochure. For this reason, it's painted with a gloss black body except for the edge contours and neck- which are painted a subtle metallic black to pick up the curves in the photography.