I am a big Medeski, Martin & Wood fan. My jazz improv trio plays in a very similar style, but I have been lacking in the bass department in that I was missing a specific tone which I just couldn't get out of the basses in my arsenal. Chris wood plays a Hofner Violin bass on many tunes... see ==> I have to admit, I never gave much consideration to Epiphone basses, but watching that video and hearing that amazing tone.... I was blown away! That was the tone I was after. The guy isn't even going thru an amp.. he's plugged in to his PC via an Edirol interface. Wow! So anyway, immediately found and bought a used one (in as-new condition). Am out the door in a minute to get some Thomastik Flat-Wounds. Should be great! Here are pics.