Here is a copy of a letter I sent Nino today following last nights gig with my new bass. Mind you I just received the bass yesterday and it had never been plugged in up until the gig last night. So here is my review to him::: ***** Hey Anthony, so yesterday I picked up the bass from Joy's apartment. I opened it right there on the spot and it was even better in person than the pics. By the way, what kind of case is that? Its like the cadillac of guitar cases. Anyway, the fit and finish were perfect, the setup was perfect, hell, it even smelled good. I took off the control cavity and found the nice and tidy preamp mounted and 9v mounted. All very easily accessible. I played on it unplugged for a little bit and thought it resonated very nicely. So I get to the bar/club and we are the headlining band for the night. I brought my backup bass just in case I couldnt get the new one dialed in that quick. Well, after taking the stage and plugging for soundcheck I found very good tones, very quickly in passive mode. I switched it over to active and it was like someone opened the flood gates. The bass went from strong traditional P tones to just a massive monster. I turned the bass and treble (on the guitar) completely flat and adjusted from there. I didnt have a lot of time to mess with EQ'ing the active side but I can tell the range and the pure power from this bass is going to be crazy. The neck felt very very good as well and had no intonation problems whatsoever. I played the entire gig last night in passive mode and everyone in the audience said it was a very deep muscular sound. I cant wait until I have more time to tweak the active side to my liking because I think that it will be great for a solo boost or for very heavy parts of the music. I had 3 people walk up and ask "what the hell that thing was". So of course I told them who you were and directed them to your website. Anyway, in summary this is definitely the best bass I have ever owned. Im currently playing through a pre/power setup with a BBE BMax/QSC PLX 1602 into an Ampeg SVT-410HLF. There is no telling how huge the sound would be with this bass through an 8x10, 4x12, or 2x15. Im almost scared to try it, lol. ***** Guys this bass rocks. It is very versatile with the Aggie OBP-1 on board and the Nordstrand P-pup is very big and meaty yet has great clarity. I have another gig tonight at a club with a much bigger sound system. I have complete confidence in this bass. The lead singer/guitarist even commented in the middle of our set last night that it sounded extremely good.