ive had the bass for a couple days now, i cant believe how awesome these basses are. all the bad things ive heard about the gibson tobias really kept me from getting one for the last year. i owned (or my brother did) a pre-gibson tobias years ago and this one sounds and plays just as good, and it looks beautiful!! its zebrawood/wedge/zebrawood. the tobias necks are really cool. i can play so fast and clean. the bartolini pups do seem a little noisy but i might think about replacing them later. it really reminds me on my old spector ns4 but tuns better. its very versitle. i dont know if i just happened to get a better than average tobias but if you get a chance, check one of these out.