(Sorry for the earlier photo problems, hopefully it works ok this time) With some encouragement from Brad Johnson and all the reviews I've read here, I picked up a great new Brubaker NBS-Xtreme bass that arrived yesterday. I was stunned at how nice the bass was when I opened the case. It it's got a purple quilted maple top over an ash body. The purple isn't obnoxious and looks pretty classy. What's even better is that it's got a matching fingerboard. I don't know how it's done, but the fingerboard has a subtle purple quilt to is as well. The electronics are pretty amazing as well. It's got a pair of Bartolini Quad-Coil pickups with a very versitile pre-amp. Active/Passive switch, 3 Band EQ with what appears to be a parametric midrange with pull-up boost, Series/Parallel switch, etc. I could spend a week tweaking it and still not find all the sounds this is capable of. I was able to get a pretty good thuddy P-bass tone and also a sizzling Stingray tone and everything in between. I'll have to give a real "review" after I've spent a little more time with it, but for now, I had to post the photos and show it off a bit! Thanks for letting me get it out of my system!