Yesterday, I picked up my new old American Standard bass. It's a full 7/8, with gamba corners. And it's uglier than Rosanne Barr's ass. But what a sound! Here's my question: It is serial number 87. Does anybody know what approximate year this could have been made? Will this be the question that stumps (All Hail) Bob Gollihur? Stay tuned. EDIT: For those desiring to cast their opinions on the ugliness or lack thereof of either of the basses in question, the links to view both monstrosities can be found below. Special thanks to John Turner for hosting the pics, and Xavier G for creating the links.