I thought you all might like to check out my latest, a Warmoth Explorer which has just been finished. These are poor quality pics, but check it out! Here are the specs: Alder body, 1/8" flame maple top with pearloid body binding, blue dye finish Five piece Deluxe Five neck w/maple board, corian nut and stainless steel frets, matching flame/blue dye headstock face Nordstrand Dual Coil pickups Aguilar OBP-3 preamp Hipshot A-style bridge Three way mini toggles for series/single coil/parallel for each pickup Gotoh tuners All I can say is that this bass leaves one hell of a first impression! It also has a voice that an back up it's looks. My goal was to get a five string Explorer, that had great tone and playability as well as killer looks, and I believe that this was a success. Also want to thank this forum for helping me with researching and learning so much about what went into this bass, and especially Nino and Carey Nordstrand for their help and suggestions. Without getting too a long post let me just say that this bass sounds great! It really has a big, full, and very articulate tone. It has a nice attack quality to it also that I wasn't really expecting, but am enjoying! The three ways give three distinct but still related tones, which all sound great, and the Aguilar really matches up nicely with it. The 19mm bridge centers dead over the pole pieces, and the strings fit the neck very well. Also a nice bonus is that there is no neck dive! I have Schaller strap locks, and the button drilled through the outermost edge of the neck plate, roughly behind the 17th fret. Balances very nicely, especially for an Explorer! I didn't assemble this, as I didn't want to risk damaging anything, and the builder I used did a very nice job. It is going to take me a little while to really get to know this bass, but thought you guys might enjoy a look.