Well after over 2 months of hard-core searching and playing everything i could get my hands on i had decided on the Lakland Darryl Jones 4 string. I was able to find one for 43% off retail. Then i found this! this was the one! it was half the price of the Lakland, made of the same material and is far more unique. only 100 of them were made and i met the guy who made mine... he is the owner of the company. The brand is UNO... it is a Korean band is extremely successful in korea. i am not too sure how many people know about UNO in the states but apparently a guy from Powerman 5000 plays one. Specks 34" scale 21 frets mother of pearl block inlays swamp ash body one piece maple neck rosewood finger-board brass nut Tesla pick-ups Gotoh bridge passive electronics: volume, volume, tone slightly longer head-stock to add more tension to the stings Black flat paint finish (you can still see and feel the grain) 4 bolt neck, custom fit with NO gaps (sweet!) P-bass body j-bass neck (actually slightly skinnier) thin neck profile nice fingerboard radius This monster has great tone that cuts thought the mix... even the drummer noticed (we all know that drummers are not REAL musicians... hehehe) it has a fantastic range and a lot more and better presence than my Dean. any questions, just ask let me know what you all think!