For a start, I am no real bass player, I am playing purely for my own enjoyment. I like to learn new things and bass is one of them. There is, however, one thing I don't completely understand and I was hoping that collective wisdom here can help me. I recently bought lovely used Lakland 55-02 and I posted it here in several threads. In addition, I read pretty much every single thread here and on other sites about this particular model. Besides overall positive comments about this bass, quite a few people said that, while getting more or less good P and J tone, it can't quite get MM tone. I also noticed similar comments about many other basses, like G&L L2000. There were even numerous threads about P/J basses not sounding like a P bass. My question is, why is it important that bass should sound like some other basses? My Lakland sounds just perfect with everything flat, and IMO better that anything else I have tried. It can fit any type of music on its own. So, why would I want it to sound like something that it's not? I really would like to know this, because it's been bothering me for awhile.