It got me thinking about existence. It seems to be commonly accepted that the P has been the most recorded bass in history. I accept this as fact. Also, as reported by some of our session friends here, and also from my general listening, this is not just legacy work, for the P (P style, not necessarily Fender P) is still in quite high demand in studio work. Of course this demand is possibly just a lazy default thing, herd mentality, nostalgia or it could be that our collective ears (players, listeners, producers, engineers, etc) have simply been conditioned to want P. OR, big OR, is the P just that good, its design handed down by a deity via a human who, perhaps, merely confused the dietically prescribed pick-up plan for a couple of years early on? And then, of course, the human went crazy and started meddling with all manner of bass design to appease the sinners, and people with little girlie hands like mine. Hence, the Jazz Bass. And then, of course, to "stay competitive" with false prophets he came back with the manly designs of the Stingray and L-1000. L-1000? Clearly, Mr Fender was off the rails at this point- naming a bass with just a number. Bob Seger's 1981's "Feel Like A Number," was inspired by this craziness. And you thought the similar year was just a coincidence? To this day, his bass player gets royalties for telling Bob about that robot-named bass. Like the mystery of God, nobody can prove or disprove that either a deity or Leo Fender did or did not design and find lacking in some way, previous to the P, basses with a soapbar pick-up, basses with a single-cut body or even with fanned frets and other higher tech bass appliances akin to bolt-on breasts and collagen injections for humans. Hey, we humans have a tendency to want to "perfect" everything that was created by the Creator so it is not a stretch to say that the same hasn't been done with electric bass. I find it hard to believe that the creation and demand for P bass is just a coincidence. Go, ye, and proselytize. Or whatever.