I'm curious. A Lotus bass was the first bass I ever owned back when I was about 16 or so. Bought it on a whim because my friends told me they were starting a band and I "should be the bass player, it'll be awesome!". The owner of the bass was from a local band called White Russian. It was a black Lotus that weighed a ton, had a J+P style pups, warped neck, felt like I was playing on a piece of driftwood, had action so high it hurt to press down on the strings...and had these awesome bumble bee stickers on the headstock. Of course at the time I thought it was the most bad mother of all basses ever. The guy sold it to me with some amp called a Gorilla bass amp (15 watts if I remember correctly) for 250 bucks, which was about 200 bucks more than what the entire thing was worth It was a real hunk of junk. I should dig out a picture of it and post it. I sold it to a pawn shop for about 30 bucks after I upgraded to an Ibanez TR50. And that low end TR bass was about a thousand times better than the Lotus that's how awful that bass was. I wish I still had it though.