At long last- i got a package from Mike Tobias today-- This thing is scary!! Mike just keeps getting better- i have owned 3 MTDs- and this is the best yet.. i sent him the woods and he sends me back a monster!! Incredible evenness throughout the fretboard- the wenge and ash give this bass incredible punch! it does the slice you head off back pickup tone and the phat Marcus tone as well- and everything in-between. Im in love!! thanks Mike!!