Regal RD-05E Resophonic Bass
Considered by some a novelty bass, the RD-05E is a slightly strange combo, but has a unique sound. If miked in a studio, could deliver that something different sound. The real strength of this Dobro style resonator bass is in its old-school lipstick pick-up which gives you a big bass sound, not unlike a Hofner violin bass. Comes with a bag.
It responds just as well in the studio and over the public address system and the built-in resonator cone amplifying system gives you as big a tone as many conventional acoustic bass guitars which tend to be large and cumbersome.