I've been having a bit of a play this evening with some of my favourite songs form the early 80s. One of which was "Who's Cryin Now" by Journey - so lot's of long notes. I started off with my Gibson SG, then moved over to the Stingray HS, then the Jazz and finally the P. Now the first three did a fine job, but somehow I knew I had kept the best till last. The sustain on the P is in a different league to the others entirely. Syrupy sweet and sticky with all of those tones that the others just can't manage. It is the lightest (by a whisker) of the four basses, the most unsophisticated mechanically and electronically and yet the sound it delivers is absolutely unique. Why is this?