I have been playing bass for years, almost as long as I've been a guitar player. I started out playing a double bass in high school, and later bought a cheap Airline bass. Now I may have found the perfect instrument for me, a Bass VI. I really enjoy playing it, and it seems to suit me more than either guitar or conventional electric bass. I've got it strung with flats, and it has opened up a whole new world for me musically. I realize that most people view it as an oddball, and I still play other basses (5-string, 4-string, and fretless) as well as both acoustic and electric guitars and baritone guitars. Does anyone else find the Bass IV to be perfect for them?