Here are the specs of my new Valenti: -Alder P bass body in vintage white -Rosewood Jazz bass neck -Nordstrand NP4 pickups -Hipshot D tuner -Bad Ass II bridge When I was thinking about getting a new passive P bass, all I wanted was a slightly customized, but more importantly a solid built bass that would last me for years. Upon arrival of the bass, thats exactly what I found it to be. When I first plugged the bass in, I was impressed by how loud it was in comparison to my 71 precision. The NP4s are higher output pickups than the ones in my 71, which really helps me cut through when I am playing with my band. The neck of this bass is real beefy. A little more wide than I would expect from a Jazz bass, but it was still comfortable in my hands. The tuners worked exactly how they should, and very smoothly. The fretwork is great. I suppose the only downside of this bass is its weight. Its not so heavy that its not playable, but if it was lighter then it would be the ultimate bass for me. I guess thats just what you have to expect in a bass if you want it solid as a rock. As for tone, this thing is a beast. It really cuts through for the type of music I play which is mainly punk stuff. However, I could see this bass suiting in many other band situations. Nino is a great guy, as well as he is building basses. If I ever choose to go the custom route again, Hes the guy Im going to. Planning the bass with him and communicating was painless. However, waiting was another story Here are some pics... and finally..