I've been looking at a lot of possibilities for my next bass, and have not been able to get everything I want in an "off the shelf" bass. So what do I do? Over the past few weeks I opened a great dialouge with Nino, who is a terriffic guy to speak and do business with. I've pulled the trigger on an order for a new fiver, and now the wait begins! The specs for my bass are: 34" 5 string J bass Swamp Ash Body Spalted Maple Top Natural Gloss finish on body Maple neck with Ebony Fretboard Satin finish on neck 1 3/4" at nut No face dots, Side dots only As light as possible Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups 3 way mini switch for Series/Single Coil/Parallel switching Aguilar OBP-2 preamp (yeah, I like both boost and cut) Black Hardware Hipshot UltraLite tuning gears (Clover Leaf keys) Hipshot A style Bridge (19mm spacing) Diamond Control Layout Pop out battery compartment Contoured neck heel Deeper cutaway for easier access to the 21st fret Control Layout: Volume with p/p for bypass, Blend, Treble, Bass, Mini switch for p/u (Diamond Layout) I don't know how to post pics, so hopefully Nino will post here as the bass is being built. Given the components we discussed and agreed on, and Nino's stellar reputation here, I'm pretty certain that I'll get a bass I'll be pleased with! Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked!