I had 30 minutes to kill tonight so ran up to BAM (Bellevue American Music) to play a Duesenberg bass before they closed. They didn't have the Paul McCartney Violin bass or the Semi-hollow Hagstromish bass. They had 1 D-Bass [4-string]. It is "really" nice and smooth to play. It is long scale so the strings are very; no flubbiness here at all. You don't have to dig in to get a great tone. This is a nice bass for someone that wants a great tone but has a light touch. (Gary Willis'ish) String spacing was optimal to me. Neck(Maple) is solid (bolt-on) seemed thin, but I am a 5 player [Lakland 55-02] Here are some specs from their website and a link. // http://www.duesenberg.de/ Another exclusive feature is the novel "mid shape" control, allowing a seemless fade from J- to P-Bass character with only one pair of Duesenberg "Toaster" bass humbuckers. Features & Specifications: * 86.4cm scale hardrock maple neck * "hidden-bolt-on" neck joint * contoured US Alder Body with binding * fully adjustable brass bridge, nickel plated * Duesenberg "Toaster" bass humbucker * 1 volume, 1 tone, 1 "mid shape" * Z-tuners with 3-step buttons // Bass was $3,300 but I think it is 15% off this weekend (Labor Day). I would say the bass is perfect for a guy who is playing in a working cover tunes band and is lugging a P and J bass around and wants to consolidate. I can get pretty close to a P and J on my Lakland 55-02 but they were more readily evident and easy to achieve strictly with the D-Bass controls and the amp flat. So, it really is like buying a high quality Jazz and a high quality P-Bass. Which means, maybe the $3,300 is not so bad. If I liked it, (which I don't - I like maple fretboards and prefer the satin finish of a Lakland neck) picking one up for around $1,800 used would be cool. Oh, and I was playing it through a Fender Rumble 15" with all the Tone/EQs set to flat. And the main EQ pattern set to bump up at 100 or 50 I think (given the picture). At any rate, I wasn't using the scoop setting. Overall, it's a great bass. I have other basses on my mind right now for the future - like a 5-string fretless Warwick Streamer, and a mid-70's Rickenbacker. Don't have the $ for either... but they are on my mind. If I ever got tired of my Lakland 55-02 (doubtful) and I ran across a good deal/trade on a 5-string D-Bass I would definitely consider it. Hope this helps someone.