About 7 months ago, I declared that I felt that all I needed to play anymore were Precision and P-style basses. I had found my sound, after playing with PJs, Js, dual humbucker basses etc. The past week I felt like I might be missing something in the world of bass. I took a few trips to some local music chain stores last weekend to try some other stuff that I either once had or always admired. I picked up a Squier VM Jazz V - not bad, but wasn't crazy about the output level. I tried a Gibson EB bass - best Gibson I ever played, but it lacked some brightness. Picked up a P, and it just sounded really good. Today I also stopped by Sam Ash in Manhattan on the way home from work, seeing if maybe I would like a Warwick passive $$ Corvette better than the others. Sounded excellent in quality of the pickups, but the sounds it output were what I would consider intrusive/overkill for most styles of music. Too much growl. I actually tried a Spector Euro LX too, which sounded a bit more usable, but still was a bit too intrusive for my tastes. As I put the Spector back, I realized why I said I would stick with Ps. They were always usable in any situation I needed them in. They could get aggressive, they could really thump, they could just sit creamily. While these are all very nice basses I played, I can never look back again. P is for me.