I saw my first Brubaker years ago on ebay, when they were selling new ones over the net. Never heard of them, but they sure looked great. Decided I wanted one about a year later, when I saw some of the outrageous finishes they had (blue dye w/ matching fingerboard) stands out in my mind.) I finally took the plunge about 2 weeks ago. I spotted two on the bay, and decided to get em both, then decide which one I liked best. I'd never seen one in person, much less got my hands on one... So I was VERY nervous. The first one arrived, and I was stoked to find that it was better than I expected it to be. The fit/finish are perfect, no flaws or issues there. The playability?? LOW, LOW action. Very comfortable neck profile. Comfy scale. Balances well standing and sitting. Sweet. The sound was also beautiful. Very responsive to changes in technique. Flexible EQ setup. Quite a sonic chameleon. The second bass was the same: great sound, feel, and design. Some special touches that I love: 1. The neck bolts: The neck is set deep into the body, and is bolted, not screwed in place. The bolts are easily removed/tightened with an allen wrench. This deep inset seems to really allow the whole instrument to resonate. 2. The control cavity. Matching wooden cover with a central large bolt to hold it in place. Easy in and out. 3. The carved headstock/body. Utterly cool look. Original and stunning. The whole bass just screams "craftmanship." I'll post some pics when I get em.... Got a Brubaker??? Post a Pic!