Start with a mid-1950s idea, and add a dissimilar coil to the pickup for greatly expanded tonal flexibility. Four pickup selections (hum-canceling in two of them) give the range to cover bright and cutting modern tones through ultra-fat, room-filling bass. A 21st fret to reach the high "E" and an extended cutaway for easy access. Top-notch Hipshot hardware rounds out the package for a long-scale bass that can't be beat. Hollow, J, and five string versions are available.