In the studio, I used a vintage Fender P-Bass. I got my T-bird (epi) a few days later and it outplayed it by a landslide. It has nice low action with a surprisingly high action sound, and massive pickups. It has "Neck dive" but any one who complains about that is a wuss. Seriously. Then, when I combined it with my Digitech BP200, I can get any Bass tone out there (except Stu's.... damn that Fender Urge) I don't know why, but I hear a lot of negative talk about the epi-T's. It plays on a level far higher then it's price ($300). I have however, found that the Gothic edition ones are extremley cheesy. It's not just a different paint job, it's a different sound. It sounds extremley muddy and the coating feels like plastic. Comments?