Hey there folks - I just made the best trade of my life! I have traded basses a lot over the past three years, but this time I have hit paydirt. Check out these pics: For those of you who have never played one of these this is a Fender Roscoe Beck V. I know, I know, some of you are turning up your nose at the mention of Fender, but this one is different. Roscoe Beck has played with a lot of top artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford, and Eric Johnson, and he spent a lot of time with Fender designing this bass. Even the pickups are custom made for this bass. Here are the specs: Roscoe Beck Specs I love the tone of this baby - great vintage Jazz tone! The pickups have been specially designed for this instrument. Each pup has it's own mini-toggle switch that allows for single-coil, parallel, and series operation independent of the other pickup. There is only one volume knob (which I prefer for simplicity) and to compensate for the lack of fine tuning ability the tone knob is also a push/pull pot. Pull up and you decrease the output of the neck pickup a bit so that when combined with the bridge you get that classic Jazz Bass growl. I figured out that there are 24 different pickup combinations available and, although not all of them are great, this gives me a lot of flexibility in tone. The string spacing is identical to a 4-string Jazz Bass which is nice and wide giving my fat fingers a lot of room to move. The bridge is string through so that I get more tension and tone from the 34" scale B-string. I just love this bass and wanted to share my bass-induced joy!