Here we have one helluva bass at one helluva price. I'm going to let someone steal it from me because I need to stay on my consolidation plan. This is Valenti #6 and long-time TB'ers are very familiar with it. I just had this bass professionally cleaned up/tuned up/set up and it plays like BUTTA. There are three minor cosmetic issues with the bass that I'll talk about later. First of all here are the specs: * Birdseye Maple neck * Alder body * Nordstrand pickup * Aguilar OBP-1 preamp (with active/passive pull-pot) * Passive Tone control (Works in active or passive mode -- think Sadowsky VTC) * Hipshot tuners * Gotoh bridge * Jazz-width neck (1.5 inches @ the nut) * 9.75 lbs * Strung with LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats * Straplocks installed * Includes the Sadowsky-style soft/hard case. The bass is like Jekyll-Hyde. In passive mode, it plays like the sweetest P-Bass you ever heard. When you switch into active mode, the Aggie kicks in and it roars! This bass is the real deal. I am selling this bass because I need to get down to one 4-string and I really need a P/J configuration. I'd strongly considered having it routed for a J-Pup at the bridge but I just don't have the heart to do it. I'd rather she stay in her original configuration. Now to the issues: 1) There is a ding at the g-string edge of the fretboard at the 8th fret. Doesn't affect playability but it's there. 2) There is a minor ding in the headstock. 3) There is an un-photographable indentation in the body just above the pickup. (It's about half the size of a grain of rice) Besides that, you have the normal surface swirling that comes with a black bass that's been played. And that's it. (Not a trace of buckle-rash!) SOLD Who wants butta? PM me!