Single Cutaway Bass -Improves the body-neck balance for added comfort while still providing unfettered access to the high frets. Poplar Burl Top on Swamp Ash Body -Produces a warm yet punchy high-midrange sound that will cut through the mix with authority. Bartolini MK-1 Pickups -Delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound. Bartolini MK-1 EQ -Provides powerful yet transparent boost along with its trademark crisp high-end. The MK-1 transfers the natural liveliness of the bass through a flexible 3-band equalizer for a variety of applications ranging from studio recording to large concert halls. It also provides a switchable active/passive mode for a powerful modern active sound or an organic traditional passive sound. Hipshot TransTone Bridge -The string-thru-body and top-load construction facilitates greater tonal range while adding punch and enhancing sustain, perfectly complementing the longer 34” scale’s tighter string tension and focused sound. 5pcs Maple & Panga Panga Neck -Results in superb playability, feel and tonal definition. Neck-Thru Body Construction -The strings vibrate across the body and neck in coherent and linear manner, maximizing the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs. Hipshot Ultralite Machineheads -Classic 20:1 tuning ratio, made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy. Panga Panga Fingerboard -Produces a tight and coherent sound that mates extremely well with the instrument’s multi-laminate neck-thru-body construction.