Alright, so just for a little bit of honest interest and fun, I wanted to put the highly trained collective ear of TB to the test. My band just recorded our first album (hurray); we play mostly reggae with a little bit of edge to it, but some funk and hip-hop too. My 2 basses are a slightly modded MIM P-bass and an '84 Ric 4003, and those are what I recorded the album with. It seems to me that the general perception is that these two basses don't really sound anything alike, and that a P is much more naturally suited to the deep and dirty reggae sound. Funk, too. So I have for your consideration two tracks from the album; one recorded with the P, one with the Ric. Both were put through my amp ('67 Ampeg B-18), and though recorded on different days, the mic used was the same, the amp settings were more or less equal, and the DI unit was also the same (don't remember the mic, or which specific Radial DI it was, sorry). On these cuts you're hearing, there is no added EQ on the bass; the engineer preferred the plain blend of amp and DI. I figure that really the best way to test the ear is also the most realistic/practical; basses get played in bands and, to me, sitting in a mix is the best way to judge and compare tones. Also for consideration, my P was at the time strung with GHS flats, and my Ric is/was with La Bella stainless steels. So, do your best to identify which bass belongs to which track. I'd love to hear your thoughts on why you feel the way you do about your opinion; do you find it a night and day difference, or is it maybe a littler tougher than you anticipated? Track 1: Darkness Track 2: Robin Hood And, if it's not too much to ask, I'd also appreciate any criticisms on the songs/my questionable playing. There's a small debate in the band about the ending of the keyboard solo in Robin Hood; is it too dissonant? I kinda like it... EDIT: For those who are curious, I've posted the answer to the poll. It is response #18 down near the bottom of this page EDIT 2 Post #77 (page 4) is an updated version of Robin Hood; the bass has been boosted, so it's easier to hear it now.