I realized today that there aren't many dolled up, exotic wooded, bedazzled out P Basses around. Just solid, hard working thump machines. I like that. Jazz basses seem like they are well suited to being fancied up but P's are fine with a solid color finish and a single passive pickup (although a PJ is on my list of must have basses. Exception might be a "so-gaudy-it's-awful" metalflake paint job. I apologize if you have a swank P Bass and I invite you to change my mind but that's my rant. Who's gonna make the first tort comment?