I am an intermediate bass student looking to purchase an inexpensive, decent bass. I currently play a Kay M-1 and would like a bass similar to the Kay with a warm tone that is good for both jazz and classical playing. Has anyone played both the Strunal 50/4 and Englehardt EM-1 and have an opinion which one sounds more like a Kay or better than the other? Also I would like to know if I should just purchase the Strunal Hybrid rather than either. Is there much difference between the plywoods and the hybrid or would a plywood be suffice for someone who has become accustomed to the sound of a Kay.