While it was certainly influenced by Steinberger's headless design, this short-scale Kramer bass introduced in 1981 gives credence to the possibility that smaller could be better. Its aluminum neck is stable, yet too cold to the touch for some finicky basses. The "deluxe" model has a much nicer Schaller bridge/tailpiece and double Jazz Bass style pickups. It's a tiny, yet highly playable instrument whose overall look brings a bit more gracefulness to a somewhat staid design. Now in the collection of Rachelle from CONTROL in Brooklyn... enjoy!