I apologize for the delay...I was hungry, & I had to torture some on the amp forum who lauged at my sorrow at not having an old EA VL!! Anyway, here we GO- Went to LA Bass Exch., needed a soft rack. They always have something.... BASSLAB! FROM GERMANY!!! Do you know about these things? I had sorta heard, but there was a new one, I believe they call it their classic,'cause on thier website, they make some outrageous styles. This is a on-piece composite J-type- Wow- I just about totally maxed my Visa out, & I may go back there & do it! 2 grand! Keep in mind I have the best '69 P-Bass in history, a Sterling, and a Rick Turner Renaissance fretless, so its not like I fell off the "OP" truck or sumthin- This axe weighed about an ounce! It was all ONE piece- neck/pickguard, body!! It had tight hardware, the bridge was so damn tight. This thing was played thru the "house rack" G*D*! Switched between an Aguilar/Demeter/Demeter/pre's/ Crest power amp, some stuff I don't even know about-Speakers-don't get me started!!! Aguilar! Demeter! Eden! Sheee.. But the Bass! The Bass! I don't know how to tell 'ya- It was chunky and SOOOOO tight- so tight- I've played graphite, wood, aluminum (Vacarro) necks, this was -eerrrrrrrghghghghgh! Check them out- Please do not buy them I want the only one for me. I am in the doghouse for a lot of reasons w/ my wife- but I may have to camp out to justify this axe- Yes I'm stoked. These are unreal!! Ok, I guess that's about it.