I have just bought a NOS Epiphone Rivoli II bass. These get a bad press, and were discontinued way back (about 6 or 7 years ago) but they have a certain tubby zippiness which satisfies. Equipped with a genuine mudbucker (sidewinder pup) and a mini humbucker, they plod and twang with the best of them. I am going to have such fun with it. 30.5 inches is so cool. Great for ostinato playing and a rememdy for tired hands.