Specs: - Conklin 9-String Sidewinder - Dragonwood Body - Birdseye Pickguard - Birdseye Headstock Laminate - Birdseye Maple Fretboard - Wenge Binding - Wenge Block Inlays - Yellowheart/Purlpleheart Neck - Satin Black Finish - 34" Scale - 15 MM Spacing - Bolt-On Neck Construction - Conklin Pickups - RMC Saddles w/ Piezos - MIDI Polydrive Module - Satin Chrome Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (w/ 1 Droptuner) PICS: Some Words: Obviously, the theme behind this bass was to make a 70's Jazz bass, Conklin-Style... only a 9-string. I wanted to give it the feel, but not make it look exactly like one (no jazz body, rounded-headstock, plastic/chrome pickguard, cloverleaf tuners, etc.) so it still looks like a Conklin. The most striking difference between this bass and my other Conklin's is the weight. It practically floats. It weighs less than my Alembic 6 and my Bongo. The Bolt-on neck is super comfortable with easy access to the higher frets. The Conklin pickups are loud and clear and I'm having a blast using the MIDI (I probably spent 6 hours yesterday going through all the sounds on a Yamaha Motif Rack). The tracking is superb, however certain things I do just won't be picked up and the response on the lower strings are a little slow (I suspected this - and has nothing to do with the construction, just the limits of technology). Sound samples will be available on my CD . Anything sounding like Yanni will probably be coming from this bass. The bass took a while to make (I ordered this one 11/03) but well worth it. The Conklin 11 should be ready this summer.