I was in the studio yesterday recording a demo with my main band, and the first thing I see when I walk in, is a beautiful, very old bass hanging on the wall. From a distance, to my eye, it looked like a 50's or 60's era franken-Tele-bass type thing. Get up close, realize it was actually a Kay. After getting permission, I pulled it off the wall, and started playing around with it while my drummer was getting set up (I brought my raven labs headphone amp). Very different neck design. kinda narrow string spacing and fingerboard, and MONSTROUSLY thick neck - I am talking almost upright meaty. It felt suprisingly good, and other than some intonation issues further up the neck, sounded really nice. The thing had a rosewood fretboard that must've been 3/8" thick. As thick as I have ever seen. Electronics were passive. Volume plus tone control, and some switch that I didn't really figure out, though it seemed to add brightness when engaged. I left it in what I thought was the "off" position. Pots were a little scratchy, but what do you expect on a bass 4+ decades old, with original electronics? There was only one narrow pickup near the neck. Sounded warm, dark and smooth, especially since it had flats on it. I really enjoyed playing this bass. I actually wound up recording a song with it yesterday, which I think turned out well, but we'll see when I go back next week. Anyway, not sure what the point of this thread was. Just wanted to babble a little about a cool old bass I got to play yesterday.