Well, Necessity is the story of this bass. I was recquired to play db for jazz ensemble at school. The school provided a Db. The problem was, it was to much hassle to take home on a regular basis to practice and i could not get a loud enough amplified tone out of it. Problem #3, I don't have 1000 dollars to go buy an Eub so after lots of thought I started building. Here's the bassics 35"scale Quatersawn sycamore neck (bolt on) maple body rosewood fretboard from bob gollihur generic electric bass tuners D'addario flatwound electric strings (temp) bridge is a priece of rosewood on two squares of maple for feet rosewood tailpiece Pickup - two fishman piezo's under the bridge feet I'll get some pictures taken tonight and will get around to describing the sound, pro's con's, and so forth.