Just got an aluminuminminm bass made by Ford Motor Company. The possibilities are endless. I can strip it to silver...I can paint it...when I get tired of a paint job I can start all over...I can put headlights on it...I can haul it on top of my Tahoe...etc...Anyway this thing sounds pretty darn good. Fun to play. Loud. The neck and scroll are carved very nice and has an ebony board. Now back to the sound...I am very close to being satisfied. Gut strings took out much of the metallic bite but there is still the gymnasium effect with all those frequencies bouncing around in there. I might put damper in it (white insulation). Any other suggestions? Anybody else have one of these?