I dug my old PRS Curly Bass IV. I sometimes regret selling it, despite the quirky elecdtronics. It had the best feel to me then any bass I have owned. But 2Tek spoiled me... and you cant stick a 2Tek in the older PRS basses due to the pickup that sits on the back of the body.
It was a MESS when I got it. A couple of the frets down the neck were MUCH lower than others, as if someone tried to replace the frets with the wrong type. The action was super high because of it. It was unplayable. After a refret... she played like butter! (sorry Hans!)