New Year's Resolution...NO MORE GEAR IN 2005!! But with that one thrown out the window ...I talked to Brian Barrett today; I have had a Bene Vortex 4 string on order for about a month, and found a really nice piece of amboyna to put on there. As the case with many who have ordered a custom bass, I ended up with a change of heart in the specs. It was going to be an alder/maple/amboyna Vortex. I started surfing around the Low End site in July, and have had a thing for this Vintage Vortex in Daphne Blue with a maple board...alder body, maple board, trad jazz styling (but up a few notches on the evolutionary ladder ). So, today I pulled Ye Olde Trigger on that color combo. It's gonna be: 4 string vintage vortex alder body (5 string body size...I dig a larger body) birdseye maple board Daphne Blue (freakin' SEXY color!) pearloid pickguard matching headstock 3 piece neck chrome hardware supah-small frets rounded fretboard edges traditional shaped J Benevente/Armstrong pickups 33" scale!! --After playing a 33" scale R Bass for a while, I have totally and completely gone ga-ga for 33" scale length...EVERYTHING I was looking for! Quick, punchy, quick..(did I mention quick? ) It's going to accompany 2 new 4 string Nordstrands which will be here in 2005 #1... light swamp ash NJ Nordstrand birdseye maple board trans red high gloss finish/matching headstock F Bass preamp Nordstrand dual coils under maple covers pearl blocks small frets chrome, baby...CHROME!! #2 alder NJ deluxe crazy spalted maple top gaboon ebony board SE humcancelling j pickups under maple covers small frets TBT Hipshot hardware...maybe black? Since I'm a technological neandrethal, could someone here post a pic of that Daphne Blue bass from the Low End site? Puh-leeze?!? Give me your opinions on the color combo! I'm totally DIGGING the look!