Some ten or twelve years ago, I was considering learning to play the bass. I often went to web sites to view keyboards(which I now play) and I would look at the basses that were available at the site. I remember seeing a Hartke bass made of aluminum. They had a four and a five string costing $400 to $700.00. They stopped selling them several years later. I almost bought one at the close out price. I have always been curious as to why they were discontinued, and how the basses held up in service. I would like to know if anyone in this forum has (had) one or is familiar with this bass. If so, how did it turn out as a bass, and I wonder what they are worth now?