After many months of waiting I finally received my Maverick Custom shop S-4, and I have to say it has been worth the wait. This instrument sounds fantastic, has great sustain and looks the bomb. I know in the past there have been a couple of requests for info on these basses so here you go. I have to say for the money they are one of the best buys out there, especially for something a little bit different. The body is bookmatched swamp ash with a maple and rosewood bolt on neck. The hardware normally comes in black chrome but i got solid black. I wanted a ebony board but they could not deliver on that, which was a shame but they sorted me out as a result. Active pickups and preamp all designed by Trev Wilkinson, and i have to say this bass has volume. My MIA precision will normally be on about 5 with my amp on 6, with the Maverick to get the same volume you are looking at the bass on 2 with the amp on 1 and thats in the active input for the amp as well. The bass did take bloody ages to arive but Woz at Regent Guitars in Leamington has been really cool and kept me sorted through the whole deal. H.