Well today after almost six months I decided to visit the German city of Aachen where my regular stop is a music store which specializes in cool second hand stuff and where I often left with something cool. So I went in, looked around and saw THIS. Apparently it belonged to a guy named Michael. 249 Euros was what it said on the tag and knowing how cool a Duke bass is, it took me no time at all to decide to take this one with me. So after I got home, I decided to look up what exactly I had bought and I found why it was that cheap: - They never came in metallic blue, at some spots, I saw that the original color was white. - They only came with one pickup, whoever did the routing for the neck pickup and the fitting of the concentric knobs did a PRO job. So that former owner had quite some work done on this bass, which sadly didn't do the value of the instrument much good. All the same, whatever else you can buy for under 250 Euros isn't very likely going to be anywhere near being as cool as a Kramer Duke bass.