I was in Chicago this weekend and happened to go to a blues club-- imagine that! Toward the end of the 2nd set, the band opened up for a jam session inviting audience member up to sit in. I got to go up and play this guy's bass-- he bought it in 1958 and toured with Muddy Waters for a few years. THe bass was in great shape and sounded wonderful. My only gripe--the neck was really wide and flat. Cool, eh?