*please keep this civil* I tried many Basses today and the one that stood out to me the most was actually an American Special P Bass in a lovely CAR finish. The tone was incredibly fat and Bassy ("greasy" if you will) and the neck was quite comfortable. Very unique to say the least. I have played many Fender P's and this is the only one that actually made me go "wow." I then came home and decided to check out what TB had to say about it and found the reception for the AmSpecials unanimously negative. The things said were: "weak tone," "tuning issues," "a MiM for twice the price," etc. Were we even playing the same Bass? I also tried a Gibson Grabber today. I know many people have nothing good to say about any Gibson Bass on here, so I was not expecting much. I picked it up off the wall, and it was very light (I thought all Gibsons were heavy). I plugged it in and the tone and playability was pretty decent (I thought all Gibsons were muddy messes). What is so wrong about these Basses exactly? They seem pretty usable, and Eddie from Thrice uses one and has some of the best Bass tone around. This then got me thinking: do any of you have positive experiences with Basses people seem to froth at the mouth in disgust over?