Just a simple question asked a myriad of times I bet on this forum! I just remembered seeing an amazing Swiss band, doing Hendrix stuff, in a Jazz/Progressive way. They were touring Europe, and the US. The bassist was playing a Cheap China Squire Precision. Well used with stickers on it. Great amp Gallien&Kruger. Thomastick strings! Sounded awesome! Great solos! So... Good amp, Good Strings, Good Cord. Do you need a good bass? err I mean Expensive Bass?