I'd like to take a poll but don't know how to set one up so if anyone can help me... Do you prefer Classic Basses or Hi-Fi basses? Pick one and tell us why. Just some definitions. I consider a classic bass anything fender, Gibson, older Guild, Gretsch, Hofner, etc. Hi-Fi includes name your favorite beetle infested topwood custom bass (Fodera, etc) or hi-tech, design forward bass (Kubicki, etc.). Also includes Stingrays and G&L's even though Leo made 'em. My vote is with Hi-Fi. I have always liked more features vs. less and I like flexibility which I think a bass with robust electronics can give you. For example, my G&L L2K can sound like a J, a P, or a G&L L2K. Oddly enough, I have found myself collecting older Japanese basses which are classic hi-fi's I guess... Don't get me wrong. I will always dig the sound of a good classic p bass, but my preference for playing is with more modern fare. And in my experience a nice botique bass will play itself.