Been lurking here for a while, but had to get on board and post... Just got my Kubicki Ex-Factor 4 back from Phil Kubicki - he restored it and repaired a few old war injuries it had suffered through the years. I just wanted to give a long, low bow to the man and his excellence. Not only was he a real gent to deal with, but the bass plays like never before. The neck is smooth like ice and the intonation is just perfect. Who would have thought that you could improve on perfection? The man is a star - can't recommend him higher.