I have been a fan of single coil Precision/Telecaster basses for years. I always thought they looked cool, and two great players, Verdine White and Wilton Felder, played them. I just found myself thinking, I like these players, why not just play their music? Getting close to their exact sound is cool, but not as important as playing their music correctly, and I do not need to buy a lookalike bass for that. I am not trying to be these players. I do not need to lose 160 lbs, go shirtless, and get an Afro wig to play “Shining Star” and “Devotion” like Verdine did in 1974. Let me clarify, Verdine was not wearing a wig, but I would need one to get that look!