I like all my basses. I've spent a lot of time picking the ones that work and I'm happy with my collection. The interesting thing is that the cheapest one is one I really dig playing. My G&L Tribute 2500 is strung with LaBella 760FL flatwounds and I LOVE playing this thing! I realize that a G&L is not a P-Bass but man, it cops a great "P-Bass on Steroids" tone. Fat, bassy, buttery, and pillowy -- especially in passive mode and the neck pickup selected. If I need to cut, I can go active and/or go series and/or switch to the neck or BOTH pickups. Like many others, I really, REALLY like this bass. A lot of people play it for all the tonal variety but I like how it gives me a P-like tone that I can use on my gig. It's not the most expensive or the sexiest bass I own and it sure isn't the Talkbass fanboy favorite but I really dig playing it.