There is something on TB I am in the market for so have priced this to sell quickly! I the event the item I desire sells... this posting will be deleted... Bass now $600.00 shipped or $650.00 shipped with a set of BassTec pickups in the same dimension as the pickup on the bass... ON HOLD!! German made Schack Unique 5. Swamp Ash body. Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. 34" Scale. BassTec pickup in the sweetspot. Volume pot is a push/pull for series parallel. ABM Bridge (I think we're looking at 18-19mm spacing here). Gig bag. A fine bass and rarely seen on the used market. Weighs around 8 pounds. The fellow I purchased the bass from described the sound as clear and open. Very even response from top to bottom. Word has it that Andy Schack owned/operated a wood supply house as well and had first choice at woods Very nice bass with great tone! If youve not had the pleasure of BassTec (out of business) pickups Great sounding pickups with gutsnnuts! FWIW- The pickup is not lightweight like an EMG. I own a paired set of the same pickups as in this bass and was surprised to feel the relative heft of the pickups [DEL]$695.00[/DEL] shipped in the lower 48 USA states... Added info from response to a previous PM: "It is a passive bass... I like that... I can always get a Aguilar or even Fodera (amongst others) pre pedal... The overall condition is an excellent plus... the bass has been played but well taken care of... frets are excellent! The finish is what seems to be a lighter (not heavy) nitro finish on the neck... Like an old fender in its thickness perhaps? Feels totally cool... the body has a light sealer type finish... not oil but not a heavy finish... again, totally cool... As much as I somehow like the IDEA of oil finishes, I don't care for the IDEA of them (love/hate)... This is definitely not an oil finish, durable but light so as to not suffocate the wood... the nut width is 1 29/32 or 1/32 over 1 7/8"- at the body, it is about 3 inches for the normal spacing at the bridge... I was able to play a Bossa four string for a time years ago (it was owned by a friend). That particular bass was in the OK range but not all basses are created equal. This particular Schack is way better than that particular Bossa (if that makes any sense...)..." "I'd say, no neck dive... I don't feel dive strapped on and I sit when I play at home... Very well balanced!"