There is an ongoing Palatino VE-500 thread, but I haven't seen much discussion on the Gold Tone Club Bass. I have a chance to pick up a used Gold Tone for about the same price, shipped, as a Palatino. There might be a few Talkbassers who have played both of these, and if so, how would you compare the two? I'd like to get a sub-$1000 EUB, and am in the position of considering buying either the Palatino or the Gold Tone without benefit of trying them out in person. Not the most comfortable buying decision.. so any comparative thoughts on these basses would be welcome. It does seem that the Gold Tone has better electronics and a better bridge, out of the box, than the Palatino.