I bought a Burns Vista Sonic bass from '64 (the second and last year of production) just the other day, and I must say that I am _really_ satisfied! This thing rocks and sounds like nothing else I have owned (or seen). Except for the "wild dog" setting, which in my opinion sounds like sh*t and is totaly useless, that is. It is also very heavy and big. On the whole, it is an extremely cool bass with a neck to die for... Look at the picture - not mine, but anyway. Mine is almost identical. Are there any other happy Burns owners around?