I think he got the best tones ever with his Thunderbird and Fenderbird axes. I'm listening to Quadrophenia and I'm totally blown away. I absolutley love this tone, especially on "The Real Me" and "5:15". How did he get that treble punch that cuts through like a mofo with a mahogany bodied Thunderbird? What strings did he use? Did he play with a pick around this time. I want so much to be able get that treble punch, floaty "oooh" sound with my P-Bass, but all I get is "clank, clank".