This might not apply to everyone, but I'm interested in what you all think. My first bass when I was 14 was an Ibanez passive P/J. Since then I've owned more basses than I'd like to admit (P's, J's, Rays, Birds, MIA, MIM, MIJ, active, passive, vintage, custom shop, boutique, etc). I always come back to P/Js. I've been through years of not having P/Js, but any time I play one, something just clicks for me and it feels and sounds right. This isn't a thread about the superiority of one type of bass over another,nor is it about brands, just if your first type has had an impact on your overall preference. I wonder if there is something about being young and only having the one bass you can afford and spending years on it that somehow leaves something in our psyche? Do you gravitate towards the same style as your first bass?