I’m not discounting other basses. I think each is its own, but I compare everything to that P Bass with flats. Every bass I’ve tried since...it’s unique, but it doesn’t have the “IT” factor. There is only one My Gibson. The Gretsch. The Hofner. My Fender J. All trying to improve or offer its character to the tone. You can’t beat it. The only bass that beats a P with flats is an upright. Of course, this is just my opinion.