I was watching this dvd of a 1981 concert in California of EWF, the sound of the bass was nice and thick, it really stood out, it looked to be a Fender Jazz 4 string with block inlays, at any rate, the only disapointing thing to me was that several times I noticed that Verdine seemed to be playing something different than what I was actually hearing, I would here a slap line, but his fingers were not even on the strings were they using things like PROTOOLS, or something back in the early 80's or some other software program to play along with live acts. I keep telling myself that maybe it was just a bad camera angle and my eyes are playing tricks on me, but I watched it again and I am seeing even more of the same. Verdine can play his tale off we know, but was EWF using tracks in addition to the real act??? anyone?????