We've all experienced the phenomenon of picking up an instrument other than your customary one and being inspired to play in a different style... You pick up a Hofner and suddenly feel like playing some McCartney licks. You pick up a Fretless Jazz Bass and suddenly feel like trying some Jaco ideas. But... keeping in mind the time-honored jazz goal of "finding your own voice", is this a desirable event, or does achieving "mastery over your instrument" rule out letting an instrument "play you"? In other words, can any of us imagine Geddy Lee picking up a Precision Bass with flatwounds and suddenly feeling inspired to channel Duck Dunn? Or vice versa? Do you select an instrument to match your voice, or does the instrument dictate? Does that Hofner liberate you to play like McCartney, or force to play like him? Just a philosophical discussion for a Friday. I have my own opinions on the matter. Anyone else?