So we're at praise and worship practice tonight and I'm talking to the 16 y.o. old soundman Colin and I'm explaining to him that he's got a good ear for sound and we're sending him to a 10 hour training session on sound engineering. Colin usually brings an acoustic guitar to practice and once he gets everything set for us, he strums along behind the board. This evening he says to me that he brought his grandfathe'rs bass and he's going to play that. OK....no problem...wait a minute..."Colin, did you say "grandfathers" bass"...I'm quickly doing the math in my head and I'm able to calculate =OLD BASS...."Colin, let me see the bass". He pulls out the strangest green gig bag that is shaped funny. Kinda like a cello case. Large at the base, skinny around the neck and then large again around the headstock. He unzips it and pulls out a 60's Ampeg AMB-1 (see picture below/guitar on left). I tried to contain myself because I've never seen one (IIRC only 600 ever made) and I've always thought they were pretty cool. Being a guitar player that mostly plays bass, I was stoked at the chance to finally see one in person. Not only that, plug it in and play it. Wow!!! It was the puchiest, thickest tone EVER. I'm sure the strings had to be decades old but it still played/sounded great. .....I'll be talking to grandpa real soon.