Sending my Smith bass to Pat Wilkins for a total refinish, Bought the bass unknowing it had been refinished until I recieved the bass. Was a pretty crap job on the finish, Runs in the finish, Still tacky to the touch. Had to up graded the Electronics,volume knob was not working right,The bass had the 9volt system,Stayed with the 9volt but ken modified the electronics so that I now have the Dip Switch settings. Beware of what your buying don`t be affraid to ask quetions, I was told by the seller(Which I don`t have to Mention any names they know who) they didn`t see a problem with the bass after contacting the seller, Well Hell why is my thumb sticking to the back of the neck???, I tried Naptha and buffing it out, But still the same, Finish was tacky over the entire bass.They would have known by just playing it and the fresh smell of the new finish, Have done some high dollar deals here on TB and I guess I had a bad one this time. I gave up and have spent alot on this bass to make it right, But It should be as a new Smith when Pat gets done with the refinish, Great guy to deal with,After speaking with him, found out he is from Northern Va!!!!,The great state of Va!, I will post some pics of the completed bass when I get it back from Pat in a month or so, Have read nothing but great things about him and his work.