Platinum Series Classic 6 Singlecut Swamp ash body Crotched walnut top... and back Black veneers 3 piece quartersawn maple neck Alder heelblock Brazilian Rosewood fretboard Bart soapbars/NTMBF 3 band Coil taps on pups, push/pull mids freq and active/passive Hipshot hardware + Xtender I sold a great 5 string Elrick that I bought from Jokerjkny (happy bday!) to fund this bass. That bass sounded fantastic, but a 5 string just didn't feel right. The 5 had a Mascassar board, and J's. I wanted a bit more punch, so I opted for Brazilian rosewood, and soaps. IMO, Rob is a genius. Maybe it's just the "new vibe" talking, but this bass kills my other Els. Details: First, the look of this bass is killer. Last year, I ordered a Walnut bass, which I think looks a bit classier than this one. When I told Rob that I was interested in replacing my 5 string with another custom order, he said that he had enough Walnut left from the same cut, and if I wanted it, he'd hold it until I put the funds together. In my head I quickly calculated how much more debt I could carry while keeping the collectors off my back... then ran to the bank, and got a deposit for an order. One tiny note: usually Rob doesn't put figured backs on his singlecuts. Another side note: his new hardcases look great. I can't get enough green velvet. (pictures are coming.... g/f took the camera) Second, playability. Neck is smooth as silk. Very fast C profile. I opted for medium frets. I now realize I prefer smaller frets for speed and comfort. Well balanced, of course. Average singlecut weight. It's lighter than my walnut bass. Better for my bad back! My chiropractor will be pleased. Third, tone. KILLER! He sent the bass with, I'm guessing, his new strings. I believe these are SS. I asked for series/parallel/coiltap switches for each pickup. The mid frequency is now a push/pull, as well as the active/passive control. I've sacrificed the hi-mid control, as the push/pull is only the low-mid, mid. Back to the tone: KILLER. It's got loads of punch. I'm no slapper, but this bass even made my slapping sound good. For fingerstyle, I tend to float around the bridge pup. It has well defined lows, and punch mids, without being muddy. The hi's are nice, but not harsh. I just realized that I haven't even touched the eq or s/p/ct switches! Sorry if the description is the "generic good sounding bass" cliche. I'll try to post some soundclips on myspace when I get a chance. If you've had a chance to play Jokerjkny's bass, you have an idea what this bass can do, plus more . That's it for now. I'm sure this will be my last big purchase for awhile *cough**schroeder*ahem*1210*cough*. At least that's what I'm telling myself and my g/f.