So I was checking out the new location of a local guitar shop, and they had a beautiful looking Brubaker 4 string bass on the wall, P and J pickups with an active/inactive switch. The sales clerk told me that they rank up there with Warwick basses. Not having actually played a Warwick or a Brubaker before, I decided to give it a try. Am I nuts, or was my disappointment justified? It was pretty nice to play, but lacked the tone that I assumed would come with such a high priced instrument (I forget the exact list, but it was over $3K). I payed $200 for a used bass that kicks the Brubaker's butt. I was testing it through a Peavy 100 watt amp, a smaller version of the amp used by the bass player in a former band... so I know that the amp was descent. I also tested it through the Danelectro Nifty Seventy, which I happen to own, so that I could get a correct tone comparison with my own instrument. Again, the Brubaker fell far short in tone compared to my Electra. So, what do you think? Is this instrument worth such a high price? If so, why?