For anyone looking for a bass that will inspire your playing and put you in a happy, new place, I advise you to check out the Kala U-Bass if you haven't already. I get just as excited playing mine as I did the day I bought it. Tonight, I was playing mine and just so into it. It's so different, it just puts me in a different mindset. The U-Bass sounds great... it's versatile... it produces a mean upright tone when you roll the tone off... and wow, it's comfortable to play! It's simply fun on four strings.