The Pbass to me is the essence of simple plug and play musical tools. Two knobs, passive and it just fits tonally into many situations. I've played basses with more pickups, more knobs and preamp features and yet still managed to find that the bass was less useful than a Pbass in a live situation. How is that possible? Simplicity is good and apparently quite easy to build. Does a Pbass therefore have to be expensive or boutique? This brings me to my hypothetical - A new bass worldwide law is passed that gigging bassists can only own one passive, 4 string Pbass for the rest of their musical lives. Who would build yours and why? Budget is unimportant. You can all sell your 5/6/7/8 strings back to the government to be destroyed to fund it I don't want a point and click poll. I want reasons and thoughts. Remember this is to be the bass you play for the rest of your life but that doesn't mean it has to be expensive. Heres some examples of the brands and builders I know and love - Fender SX Squire Ibanez Fodera Ken Smith Alembic Ritter Lakland Sadowsky The Lowend Alleva Coppolo Mike Lull Nash Atkinson Lecompte Many of the builders above don't build a Pbass. But I'm kind of confident they could if the "laws" were changed Lets hear your thoughts and ideas.