Specs: - 9-string Bee Bass - Modified Worker Bodystyle - Black Limba Body and headstock lam - Acrylicized Bubinga Fretboard - Bloodwood/Ziricote/Maple Neck - Ziricote Headstock - Multi-scale: 33" - 28" - 15" MM Spacing (my preference) - Tuning: Low B - High Eb - Nordstrand MM-style Pickup - Hipshot Tuners - Bee Pre (Volume, Bass +/-, Mid +/-, Treble +/-) - Sexy THG Knobs Pics: Some words: Fred did a great job on this bass and I thank him for redesigning his bodystyle for me (I usually record/practice/rehearse sitting down and a normal bee won't sit on my lap). We nicknamed this the KneeBee from the start and I'm sure Fred will offer it as option in the future for those who want a more "lap-friendly" Bee bass. As for the construction, this bass plays wonderfully and with a very thin neck. Overall, the tone is a bit more bright than my Conklins (could be due to the new strings) and has a variety of tones with the Bee Pre. Not sure what the tonal difference is between Bee's standard Pickup (Delano) and the Nordstrand but I have no reason to complain. The shorter multi-scale (borrowed from Gregory Campbell) and higher string (I usually have a low F# on my 9-strings) gives this bass a more g*uitar-like feel which will be a fun change of pace. The woods (supplied by Larry Davis from Gallery Hardwoods) are considerably more spectacular looking ( ) than I'm capable of photographing. These woods just look amazing together... Fred's basses are designed to be utilitarian in nature - however, much to Fred's chagrin this one is bordering on a "work of art". And he whipped it out in only 4 months! Thanks Fred it was a real pleasure. Carey Nordstrand and Roger at THG also need to be thanked for supplying their pieces so quickly. Sound samples will be available on my upcoming solo cd.