I frequently (every 3 or 4 months) check out the local Sam Ashes and Guitar Centers in the New York City , New Jersey areas. I find it amazing that basses among theier own brand and model vary so much. I can pick up 10 P- basses and feel the difference. Only once did I pick up a p bass and actually feel the "Baseball Bat" neck. Only a few actually had that classic Fender tone. Its the same with Music Man and Warwick and G and L. Only a few stand out. Of the few that did stand out. Whoa. The Music Mans blew me out and ONE Warwick Corvett blew that out. I love shopping for gear. It's truly one of my most pleasant past times, as long as every one is at school and work.Yesterday was a bummer with the holiday and the snow coupled with a day of no dicovering of gems in the rough.