I just purchased an Electra four string bass (no pictures yet) with ash body, maple neck and fretboard, split single coil pickup. I'd been playing a 75 Fender P-Bass. The Electra plays and sounds much better, believe me on this. I've put the two through sound comparisons on my practice amp and on my gig amp, a mid 60s Ampeg head and cab with 2x15 speakers. The range of tones is incredible. I'm currently in a reggae band (Black Santa), so diversity in tone is vital. By using only the tone knob on the instrument, I can get the most authentic "Familyman" Barret tone you've ever heard (other than from Familyman himself) with the tone set to bass. By twisting the knob to full treble, I can get the punch and funk I need for the dub parts of some songs. Knob in the middle achieves a straight forward rock sound. I don't even have to touch the tone controls on the amp! Here's the problem. I don't have any information on this instrument. I know I'm not the only one searching, too. I payed $200 US for the beaut, but I'm sure it's worth more than that. If anyone knows anything about Electra basses, or knows any GOOD web sites for obtaining information on vintage instruments, please respond to this posting.