FT: LowEnd OM5 from NAMM 2011 (Excellent 9.999/10 Shape!) 8.5 lbs! Macassar Ebony Top Macassar Ebony Back Ash Core Bird's Eye Maple Fingerboard Recessed Strap locks Brass nut LEJ Benavente Slimbuckers Upgraded John East Preamp (Controls are Vol/ Blend/ Tone Control with push-pull active passive/ mid boost/ cut with concentric mid frequency selector/ Treble boost/ cut with concentric Bass boost/ cut. The treble knob pulls out for a 3dB boost of the treble for those sparkling highs) 19mm spacing is adjustable/ 34" scale extremely comfortable bass to play Very nice neck to play 8.5 lbs and hangs on a strap very well! There's plastic on the front and back that has been there since it was new to prevent slap and buckle scratches This bass with the setup and electronics will cover anything...Period!