Id like to know people experiences with these bases. I saw one used at my local shop for a really good price. Im building a home studio in such a cramped space that I was thinking this bass would be less cumbersome seeing as Im constantly switching from bass to keyboards. Every time Ive tried one they seemed lifeless and dead with a funny knobby, plastic feeling neck. Does anyone one on this forum actually use them? Or own one?. I know they one the design of the year award in the 1980s and Geddy Lee, Sting and that dude from the Dixi Dreggs used them briefly as a novelty. Did they stand the test of time? Is it possible to get strings for them? Do they have a distinct sound? sustain?