... some very high-rated high-end basses in the US. You know which brand I mean. This is an Andre vd End bass! And the sound is just astonishing, no kidding. I can't record anything at the moment, but I'll share in the future some recordings with you. If you talk about vintage sound, this is the bomb. He has built in about 15 years around 250 axes. Some reviewers (professionals) say his basses sound even better then the Sad's. It is off course a matter of taste, but it gives a view in what range we're looking at. Everything sounds good.. big fat slappin' tone (I was at a jamsession the day I took this bass at home and I couldn't believe what I was hearing, seriously!) and groovy fingerpicking. Fantastic harmonics, very open sounding. You really hear the wood in the bass.. the neck pup 100%, playing the strings near the neck... and it really has an acoustic element in it. (Well.. it always has, but now you really hear the sound of wood through the speakers!!) Fivestring jazzstyle, a little altered oversized body, his own design. Rosewood fretboard, maple neck. Ash/alder body. Preamp (own design) Single coil pups (hand wired - they sound the best, but he doesn't do that anymore, because it is too much work) Controls: Vol/Vol/Tone or Treble/Bass/High-mid. When I turn on the preamp, I don't have an enormous boost, so that I can really use the passive sound. I still can't believe it.... every time that I play it. Oh yeah... and the neck plays like butter.