New bass from German Master Gerald Marleaux. This is a Votan Deluxe model 5 string bolt on with excellent attack and clarity, as well as some serious low end. Dimensions and shaping come from traditional basses, but construction and finish show it is a handmade instrument. It comes with a gorgeous quilted maple top finished in transparent blue. 2 Marleaux/Delano pickups and ultra quiet Active-Passive Marleaux electronics (lowest noise floor in the market) with 2 band EQ deliver a trully amazing sound. What you get are some of the best standard sounds in the market plus a wealth of others thanks to the clever electronics (there's a 3 way switch for Series/Parallel/Single Coil modes for each pickup). This bass rocks like few can, and sounds absolutely powerful even in Passive mode. Strong low B in a 34" bass (great!) Try it and you'll be hooked!