Just wondering if anyone has an opinion. I am a geezer (54 yo). Naturally, I am interested in the early 60's sounds as well as Motown. For Motown, I have a Fender RW Pbass. Love it. I recently played the Hofner B-series Beatle bass and compared it to the Epiphone Viola Beatle style bass. The Hofner sounded kind of empty and felt very cheap, if you know what I mean. Yes, it offers the controls of the original Beatle bass. I played the Epiphone and the sound was more like I hear when listening to the Beatles. And yes, it only has volume controls for both pups and one tone knob. Both instruments had rw strings. However, the Epi sounded and played way better than the Hofner. I loved the sound and feel so I bought it. I have installed flats and it is even more awsome. Any thoughts regarding your experiences?