I recently acquired an Aria TAB-60 thinline semi-hollow bass. It was a purchase from a family member who quit playing - not a store-bought instrument. It is a medium-scale bass fitted with dual humbucking pickups and still equipped with the stock round-wound strings Aria supplied. Ive been playing solid-body basses for decades Fender, Rickenbacker and other similar instruments. When this bass became available my thoughts were Wow, this should give me the 60s British Invasion [Chas Chandler / Animals - Epiphone Rivoli or Gibson EB-2] kind of sound. Something with a Plonk type of attack instead of the solid attack of the P- or the Ric. When I tested it at home I was disappointed. The tone of the humbucking pickups is slightly fuller/darker than my other basses but it has the same type of solid attack as the P- or the Ric not the plonk I was hoping for. It is a surprisingly hefty instrument for a mahogany bass, weighing more than my other basses. Might something as simple as a change of string type deliver the desired attack or, is it time to sell this bass and keep searching?