I have always been a "play it before you buy it" kind of guy, and yesterday I got a new bass (sorry Gard) that I had been eyeing for a while! I picked up a Warrior Signature 4. I KNOW, I KNOW. Now I have to apologize for buying it because of their reputation. Let me tell you, I am a very picky guy, and have played just about every conceivable high-end instrument (Fodera, F, Sadowsky, Lull, Smith, Alembic, etc.), and this one is on par (or better in most cases) with all of them. I got an incredible deal from Uncle Rusty (Midwest Music, you should buy stuff from him, he's a great guy!). The pictures aren't great. I will get some daylight pictures and some sound clips up later. The tone of this bass is incredible. When JD sent it to Rusty he told him that he didn't build it for looks, he built it for tone!!! Man, did he deliver. It's probably the ugliest bass I have ever seen, but I don't buy for looks. SPECS: Warrior Signature 4 Neck Through Mahogany/Purpleheart/Mahogany neck through Swamp Ash Wings (that's right) Birdseye Maple fretboard Rosewood (I think) headstock face Knobs: Mahogany(bottom)/Ebony pinstripe/Rosewood(I think-top) Bartolini Music Man style pickup with a slim humbucker at the bridge. Warrior designed 3 band pre-amp with 3 way mid switch. Very musical! TEAL finish. Not pretty, but who cares. Hipshot A style bridge. Recessed strap locks. Neutrik locking jack. OK, HERE ARE THE PICTURES: Here is the case. It is a cool looking TKL alligator skin looking thing. Full Body shot. I know it's not good. I'll get better ones. The knobs. And you can see the swamp ash wings through the finish. The only inlay on the fretboard is at the 12th fret. Pretty cool. This picture doesn't do justice to the birdseye. Rosewood overlay on the headstock. Another shot of the body. The back and neck. Back of the headstock. Back of the body. Sexy carved curves! TIDY Control Cavity. Nice work! This should really burn up the Sadowsky guys. Here is the strap that Rusty threw in with it. It is the Sadowsky Neo-Strap. It has neoprene in it, and it is really comfy. Very nice!!! If there was some way to take the Sadowsky off. Better pictures and soundclips later. I will also do a more thorough review of the bass.