Ok, just so I don't have people on my case, in this particular example, by "versatility" I'm talking about pickup blending versatility, not player versatility or the ability of a bass to sound good in different styles of music. People talk about having versatility by being able to blend pickups. Any time I've used a 2-pickup bass I always thought that the best sound was with both pickups equal to eachother. Even slightly favoring one pickup over the other changes the sound and you don't get the same texture and fullness. My jazz bass gets a cool Jaco-ish tone with the bridge pickup soloed, but for practical use in a band I'm only ever using it with the pan centered. It's the only thing that sounds good to me. Same with my Lakland. Most of the time I never even touched the 3-band EQ either. I guess the only exception is my PJ, where I either use it with both pickups equal or with the P only, but the P is a common pup configuration in itself so it's kind of like having 2 different basses. Anybody else share my opinion that there's nothing quite like the sound of two pickups at equal volume?