My son is in love with the violin bass idea. Huge beatle fan (raised him right), he thinks that is the direction he wants to go. He has tried out the Hofner budget bass and looked at the Epiphone. I know Rondo has the Douglass bass. Which is the way to go for him? He like the Hofner best so far, prob for the name on the bass. It did have some rough fret ends after frets meet body. The Douglas reads similar to the Epi, but no way of trying one out. Is there 150 difference in the Hofner or Epi over the Douglas? We are also not going to be too good at setup other than string height and intonation, so take that into consideration before making suggestions. Thanks.