I once read a thread on TB and someone said they had not heard of anyone being happy with a DP Custom experience. Well let me fix that right now. I just recieved my new DP custom bass. Now let me say this. "THIS IS ONE HAPPY DAVE PUSHIC CUSTOMER " This is my custom bass from DP Custom and It kicks A@#$.(Excuse my french) I know the quality from my digital camera suck right now. But I sorry I'm in the proccess of moving and alot of my good gear is already packed up. So there will be better pics to come. The brake down: 5 string visible neck thru Maple body Spalted maple top w/matching headstock neck: padauk/maple/padauk macassar ebony fretboard 35 inch scale all gold hardware (for now) Mighty might pups w/Bartolini 3 band EQ and schaller straplocks Yes the neck is straight and the frets are done as good as my schector stiletto studio 6. It sounds "OFF THE CHAIN" More to come including a full review.