I was at an extremely high quality guitar shop near my house, and I checked out the bass dept. The store is an avid collector of fine vintage instruments, so I tried out one of the covetted Hofner Violin basses. I might not have played it as extensively as I could have, but man... I thought that it was one of the worst sounding basses Ive ever played (for that money at least). Does anyone feel the same way?