I always knew who Stanley Clarke was, but only recently did I start listening to him. I was BLOWN AWAY by his tone. Crystal clear, aggressive, crisp...and often times very deep. Perhaps, the most magical bass tone I've ever heard in my whole existence on this planet (50 years). I was even more stunned to find out that he's been using short scale basses. How is it possible to have such a tone from a short scale bass? Of course, it's in the hands of Stanley, but I don't think he can get that kind of tone from an EB-1 or a Hofner. Is what I'm hearing the sonic magic of Alembic or what?