I have been playing bass for 15 years. I am almost finished with a degree in music with double bass as my main instrument and I do not understand the Kay passion. I have played on many Kays and they have skinny necks and feel nice for Jazz, but the sound is nothing compared to Carved instrument or the Hybrid (carved top) basses that companies like Shen is kicking out of China? I have heard guys say that it has that "tone". Well what is that? I play tons of Jazz and my Wilfer carved bass and it does a GREAT job. I would understand it people were getting then for 500 bucks, but most guys I see are paying between $1,000 and 2,000. I saw a guy pay over a 1,000 bucks for one and then put over $600 into it to get it set up properly and then there he was with a bass that played nice, but still had a laminate sound. IF someone could descride this Kay tone I would really LOVE to hear it. Thanks guys! Matt PS I am not trying to sound like an ass I just do not get it!