I was able to play this bass for a bit and while didn't get too deep into its capabilities it definitely made an impression.
It's long. I'm used to 35" scale basses and this felt like I was reaching a little further. But it's not an uncomfortable 36" scale. The neck felt good, kind of like a Jazz but but not too thin. I only played it siting down but it "stayed put" and there is no neck dive (pretty compact headstock), it is well-balanced.
While it certainly looks like it is going to sound hi-fi (aluminum fretboard) it really is capable of sounding quite rich. Yes, you *can* make it twanky but the low end can be massive as well. The scale may be a contributing factor, but the low notes were precise while still being buttery... if that makes sense. Very clean up and down the board.
As Ken mentioned, it does seem to have some built-in compression. While you can still be dynamic, it doesn't get out of control. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, maybe it's too forgiving? But it sure is easy to play.
Overall, it was a lot of fun to play! It's more versatile than it appears and I bet it would be great for recording. Dead quiet electronics and a balanced sound.
I don't feel quite right rating the build quality (I left my fine-tooth comb at home) or value since it isn't mine. So ignore those ratings. But if I found one at a decent price I'd probably look into picking one up. The looks might not be for everyone but it's got what counts in the sound department.
Andreas Bull Shark
1995? Andreas Bull Shark 4 string Bass. 36" scale, Alembic Pickups and electronics, Aluminum Fretboard