Could it be the great Piezo Posse Plunder. I'm selling the house! No choice but to sell off.
Custom Veillette 30" five string (like Rob Allen mouse).
For Sale: $1800 Paypal CONUS. No trades.
Veillette short scale 30" fretless five. Custom made in Woodstock NY.
Beyond beautiful. Perfect sound from first position to all the way up that c string.
An amazing instrument. Chambered body, quilted maple top, gray/tan/blue color. Lined Pau ferro fingerboard. IMO one of the most gorgeous feeling and playing necks ever put on a bass: Simply perfect.
Short scale (30"). Pure sound. Active buffer/pre with passive tone control is useful and musical throughout its range.
Can get woody, upright sounds (ala a Rob Allen Mouse) but offers more variation. Also has that magic 5th string that you're never going to get on a Mouse.
According to Veillette:
With all the lively midrange growl of a fine classical guitar's bass strings, a huge natural low-end, and effortless playability, the Minotaur Nylon-string bass is a very different and inspiring new beast.
Strung with Labella tape wounds, E-C.
Despite being one of the highlights of my piezo posse, I'm trying to streamline my collection. I have a Veillette singlecut that I play more often.
COLOR CORRECTION. Photos show a bit more "blue"--actual finish has more grey.