I was just pondering this and wondered what the rest of the TB community had to say. I read a lot of the threads on here and notice that most of the time when someone posts a thread asking what bass they should get or something to that effect, many people respond with "the bass that speaks to you." Now, I own an HH 'Ray and I absolutely adore it. Everyday I plug it in I'm impressed with the tone, feel and look. However, the first couple of 'Rays I played didn't really impress me much at all. And on top of that the very first time I played this bass, it wasn't like I noticed a huge difference. I guess over time I've come to realize how great an instrument it is and how much I love it. So, my question is, anyone out there who feels like their favorite instrument didn't "speak" to them the first time they played it?