A good friend of mine has a Rickenbacker 3001 from the late 70's (the only years they were produced). This is similar to the short scale 3000, but it's a full-33.5". It's super heavy and is one of the loudest basses I've ever heard. One passive pu that is way hotter than my US Deluxe Jazz w/ a brand new battery. I guess it's like a P-Bass comp. The problem is he might be interested in selling it, and we can't find one for sale anywhere to judge the value against. There's posts on Harmony-Central by people who claim selling theirs was a big mistake and have been looking for a replacement. It's in great condition. Minor play wear. Not a scratch that penetrates the finish. Off white, w/ a black pickguard & rosewood fretboard. Anybody seen one in their local music store? There hasn't been one on ebay for the past couple months.