I've been playing EB for a little while now, a little fretless EB here and there, and want to get into some EUB/URB playing. I'm feeling that an URB will be too quiet for the style of music i'm leaning towards with an upright (dub jazz experimentation). I dig the old Ampeg Baby Bass though - nice size, shape, etc (plus i'm a huge Ampeg fan!). What are they really like? Never seen one here in NZ, the only experience on EUB/URB before was on a homebuilt ply number (wasn't much fun), so it's gonna be hard putting one to the test (i'd have to buy the bass overseas sight/sound unseen/heard). Can anyone give me some impressions of the BB-4, sound, playability, etc? I've read in several places that the sustain was lacking and it produced more of a "thud" - is this really the case or is it a signature sound? Are they a one-trick pony for a specific style of music or playing? And finally, what would be a good price to find one used? Are there things to watch out for when buying one used? Is the body, being foam-filled plastic, prone to cracking/breaking/melting? Thanks!