I actually got this a couple weeks back, but with the holidays, two computer meltdowns, and with the bass at a week-and-a-half visit to the setup shop, I haven't quite had the time it a good review. Here are the specs: Elrick Classic Singlecut fretless five-string 35" scale Maple burl top Alder body 3-piece maple neck Pink ivorywood fingerboard and nut with maple lines Aero pickups with wood covers Bart 3-band preamp This is Thumper's old Elrick Singlecut fretless five; actually, it belonged to THREE other TB members at some point (jacochops who ordered it, gruuv, and Thumper). I'll start out by saying this is an AWESOME fretless. It needed a truss rod tweak and the fretboard needed a bit of a sanding, so I brought it to a local shop that works with a great repair guy, and only $70 later I've got a brand-new fingerboard. It feels wonderful to hold and play, which is probably my biggest concern when purchasing a bass, as it's my belief that getting a good sound on any halfway decent electric bass is pretty easily attained, be it though your hands or just changing out the electronics. The body is very light, well-balanced, and comfortable. This is actually Rob Elrick's first singlecut (it was made in '99), so there a few details that different than on my fretted e-Volution model (which is a '03). The bevels aren't quite as rounded on the back of the bass or lower horn. I may send it to Rob Elrick to have this done, but I'm in no hurry. The neck is actually slimmer at the nut than my fretted, and a tad bit thinner, so the neck is incredibly fast yet still comfortable. I like a neck with a little thickness, as I get handcramps when the profile is too thin. Acoustically, the bass is loud and beautiful-sounding. Plugged in, it's even better. Great woody tone with lots of mwah. Loundest harmonics I've ever heard on a bass that I've played (second loudest were on Wrong Robot's Fodera). Quite a bit different than my last fretless, a Hill Custom fretless six-string, which was another wonderful fretless. That bass had an incredibly deep and growly low-end (I imagine due to the heavy walnut body) and a bright, zinging top end, although that was adjustable with the preamp. On this bass, the mids are more dominant. The tones don't vary so widely, but it excels at the sounds it gets, if you understand what I mean. I think this has the sounds I'm more interested in at the moment. I don't know if I like the pickups or not. I'm not the biggest fan of exposed pole pieces, particularly on a bass where the action is low so the strings aren't far from the pieces and can easily be pressed into them making for unwanted noise. I usually anchor my thumb on the first three strings (floating), and I often press downwards which brings out the noise. I'll be posting a thread in Technique asking if anyone has advice on playing over the exposed poles without causing noise, but feel free to post any advice here as well. Also, the response of the pickups is super-sensitive. I've had Barts on my last three basses, which give a more even response, but the Aero's will pick up on any nuance, so the volume can jump way up if you dig in just a little. This could be a good thing though if I can get my plucking hand to be a little more sensitive. We'll see-I'll give them a few months, and if I don't like them after that I'll have Barts put in. The wooden pickup covers are beautiful, but I'd rather have the Bart black plastic if it sounds better to me in the end. Here are a couple of pics. Edit: Video soundclip now on second page of thread.