For a long time now I've heard that Bolt On basses are better for "punch" whereas neck throughs are better for sustain. Removing subjective matters such as the wood, the brand, and the set up (not to mention the player and rig) is this generally true? I have had a neck through (a Peavey Cirrus) and it was punchy as all get out!! Of course the eq settings and my technique had something to do with it as well, but I got PLENTY of punch from that bass. Now I have a Ken Smith Bolt On 6 that while it also is punchy as heck, it also has the same ringing sustain that the Peavey had. (Same rig) Now I know that there isn't a real comparison to be made with a Ken Smith and a Peavey, but for the most part, they are totally different instruments that I was able to get similarly good results from. The differences that folks make between neck through and Bolt On was not evident to me. The same applies to other basses that I've tried from an Alembic Set Neck that was not all that punchy to an Ibanez neckthrough that was simply not all that great in ANY department. (Just my experience, YMMV). So what have been your experiences?