Last night my keyboard player brought his Hofner violin bass to practice, and I had the opportunity to play it for the evening. Here's the problem. I hate everything about this bass, except for one, little, itsy, bitsy detail. I hate the way it looks. I hate the way it feels. I hate the short neck. I hate the way it plays. But..... I love the way it sounds. These things really, really sound awesome to me. So, does anyone have any suggestions for getting on of my current P or Jazz style basses to sound like a violin bass? New pickups maybe? Different strings? Or is there something else I can buy that doesn't look, feel, or play like a violin bass? Or does it just have to be a violin bass? Thank you for any suggestions.