While at Guitar Center tonight, I noticed an odd looking bass up on the wall... A Normandy aluminum hollow body powder-coated in Schoolbus Yellow. I had not heard of these basses, let alone played one. I tried it through an available Ampeg 50w 1x12. Despite being hollow, it was still kinda heavy due to the aluminum. I tried a combo of either or both pickups. Overall, it had a nice sound given that was up on the instrument wall and was in dire need of a proper setup. Being aluminum, I suppose this would be the perfect bass for resisting any weather condition, bar gigs that involved chicken wire or for fending on a viking hoard.