We've all passed judgements on things based solely on their appearance. It's an unfortunate human characteristic to let our prejudices get in the way of gaining something that could bring us great happiness. But I like to think that, presented with the oppurtunity, most of us would be willing to at least try something we dislike, if at least to confirm our feelings; be it eggplant or electric basses. With that in mind: I always thought the Ibanez EDA looked like crap, and assumed that it would sound like the inside of an aluminum (aluminium) tube. It looked like a shop class reject that Ibanez had accepted in order to give themselves an 'edgier' look for the nu-metal crowd (or because their execs [and quite possibly the creator of the design], at the time, were high on acid) But, upon sitting down to try it out, I found it to be very playable. The shape, while still pretty ridiculous, actually made it very comfortable to wear, and it looked slightly less outrageous on you, than on the wall. The tone was a little sterile, but it had plenty of punch and was an absolutely fantastic slap bass.