OK, now that I sold my Jazz bass, this is a sure thing, so I can tell y'all about my next (and last, for a longgggg time) bass. A few weeks ago, my Carl Thompson needed repairs, and bassmonkeee knows Greg Curbow, so I got to take the CT up to him to have it worked on (turned out real nice, too!) While I was there, I talked to him about getting a custom bass built. It would combine elements of my two favorite basses.. a Jazz-style bass with a great-feeling neck like my Reverend, but with nice woods, like the CT. And, it would be the first bass I've ever had that was custom built to my specs. We spec'd it out, and Curbow came up with a price that was more than fair. This is gonna be one killer axe. Here's the deal: BODY: Swamp ash Jazz body with a bird's-eye maple top. I saved a good deal of money here by going with a body from a parts supplier, but the bird's-eye is from Curbow's stash. It'll have a clear finish with a slight amber tint, and a grain enhancer that brings out the wood figure. NECK: Rockwood neck and fretboard, 21 frets. This is worth the whole price of the bass to me. Rockwood, for those who don't know, is as strong and stable as graphite, but doesn't have that cold, plastic feeling. It's smoother than the best satin finish you've ever felt. PICKUPS: Two Lindy Fralin humbucking J pickups. The bridge pickup will be wired straight to the output jack, and the neck pickup will have an on-off switch. That's it. No volume or tone controls. Both pickups, or bridge pickup only.. the volume will be maxed at all times. HARDWARE: Curbow brass bridge, Sperzel locking tuners. The headstock will be the shape of Curbow's 5-string headstock, with two tuners on each side. So, there ya go! Should be done sometime near the end of October, and I will post pics! Until then, I'll have to settle for playing the CT.