I was channel surfing the other night and I came across a pretty cheezy guitar program that is local to my area. At the time though, the guy was showing off features of a bass I think I've seen maybe once before, and couldn't tell what it was (and he didn't say the name). It was a 4-string bass, sunburst finish, the pickguard was tortoiseshell and came down across the controls in a very curvy fashion (like Vic Wooten's yin-yang bass, kinda). I believe it had 4 black control knobs all in a curved row from which he got ALL sorts of tonal possibilities as he ran through them all and showed the basses he was imitating. The pickups on the bass were nowhere to be found! And the headstock was pretty sharp and pointy. Tuners looks pretty small as well. Also, as there were no pickups, there was a black bar above the strings on which to rest your thumb. So, what bass is this? I'm scoping it out just from the tonal capabilities and great looks.