500/1 Bass, aka "Beatle Bass" is perhaps one of the most easily identifiable instruments thanks to Paul McCartney's liberal use of the model with Beatles.
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My favorite feature has to be the rhythm/solo switch, how you can boost the bass. It's a very nice bass, you won't regret it.
I think it looks great, sounds great and is always a conversation piece when people see it and say "what the hell is that?" Then they hear it and shut up. For it's style and tone it does a brilliant job in it's genre, you can't really compare it to anything else as it's not like anything else.
This is basically an inexpensive version of the famous Paul McCartney violin bass, made by Hofner. Much better than expected and perfectly playable producing a classic tone that won't dissappoint at all. It's a very good bass for the price.