Hi, I've been reading the threads about the Hofner Icon on Talkbass for quite awhile. Looked at one again when I stupidly went to GC and found I was really intrigued by it. Some of the surprising things I found was. To "my" ears it sounded nice deep and woody acoustic bass like, without being prone to feedback like ABGs I'd had in the past and in a much more comfortable easy to handle compact instrument. I had often read threads where people strongly advocate Flats. I found it sounded great with the stock rounds and I ALWAYS get rid of the original strings when I buy a bass, they are ussually terrible. I generally play Jazz basses but this short scale had me playing different note choices and things, I guess by the virtue of the short scale? If I went for it, I'd want to get an SKB type molded case for better protection but haven't seen any on line. Any wisdom by folks that have one and like it as a pleasent change up able to do regular gigs? Ive not really ever been a real Beatles fan but this little bass seems to have some real potential. Thanks for any input.