It seems the reason I usually buy my basses is for the tone I get from them. I love the nasty tone I get from my cheap basses because it sounds so raw and unfinished. The only problem with them is that they seem so raw and unfinished. I own a Squire and a Johnson. I have been checking out Fenders and Warwicks but I can never get the right tone from them. I have heard that the Musicman has great tone ability, is this true? I also have a feeling that the fact that I own basses with rosewood fretboards and have been playing with everything other then rosewood makes a big difference. I'm looking for something that has a raw and unfinished tone, 5 strings, and the ability to reach into the highest fret with ease. I would prefer J basses but I am willing to try something new. I am not a big fan of P basses but I might try a P/J.