Just the facts: - Kent Armstrong single coil pickups Walnut top and back, Alder core Maple neck Madagascar Rosewood fretboard Black accents Weighs only 9 pounds - I traded for this bass a month ago. Discovered that the custom preamp was broken so I sent it to Mark Eshenbaugh for free repair. - He installed an Aguilar OBP-3: -- Vol - Vol - Passive tone -- Active/passive - Mid freq select switches -- Treble - Midrange - Bass - Plugged it in and WOW! -- Plays like budda -- Best fingerstyle sound I've ever heard -- Slap sound only outdone by my [sold] Lakland 55-94 -- Most focused "B" string to date--and very powerful! -- First bass, besides a P-Bass, that I've ever liked the passive mode--sweet! -- Every sound combination, active, passive, front pup, rear pup, etc is very musical. Each note is a song in itself.