Okay, I think I've come to the realization that as long as I'm playing rock, passive basses are all I really need. Lull's basses are outstanding and that's why I'm selling this one to buy SCT1422's passive Lull P/J 5... About the MV5 - this thing plays fantastic - very fast neck and just about all the tones you'd want to hear - wonderful "B" string. Here are some particulars: Mike Lull MV5 (maple board, ash body) AAAAA Quilt top (outrageous!) Seymour Duncan single coil pickups SADOWSKY preamp w/VTC!!! Bass comes with two pickguards: tort and mint. She's very comfortable to play and weighs in at about 9 lbs. Minor player wear but no major scratches or dings. Comes with nice padded Protec gigbag. Asking $1550.00 shipped. I'll post some more pictures of this beautiful bass by this time tomorrow (you can also see some in the Fralim01's post for this bass). Please pm me or e-mail me with any questions. Thanks.