Takamine TB 10
This bass can be played horizontally (seated - I wouldn't try it on a strap!) or vertically. The Cooltube preamp adds a lot of depth and richness to this instrument and the sound is quite three dimensional. As a faux upright it works great with a lot of clarity and definition. I wish there was a 5 string version! The on board tuner is another nice feature. Mine came with a nice shaped hardshell case.