yes yes, blasphemy, unheard, insane, etc etc. but think about it for a second. i've noted a lot of people in TB and just in general happen to own a Mike Dirnt P-Bass(including myself). and whats there to say? the things pretty damn versitile. it sounds great with a pick, playing fingers, and it slaps well to boot. the les paul started out as a simple signature guitar, and look what its become now? could the dirnt have the same luck? p.s. yes i know it sounds very noobish, but i have played my fair share of basses, and the dirnt is damn well rounded for a bass of its status/price/period.