Not sound, the bass itself. Do you like your bass so clean and shiny it blinds people when the lights hit it, or are you from the Jamerson camp and belive the funk is in the gunk? I personally can't handle a beat up, filthy, dead stringed bass. I'd prefer my basses to be immaculate but laziness has me falling somewhere in between. I tried to make this a poll, but after 3 tries gave up - talbass keeps logging me out.