I didn't really know where to post this and I am just curious but what Genre/ Time Period in your opinion has the over all best bass sound. Perhaps this is the style you play most. I personally greatly prefere the tone of the big hollowbody basses (but shortscale) from the 60's San Francisco/ Fillmore West scene along with the tone that many of the jazz fusion artists later got (jaco-like). I also like the upright sounds of 20/30's jazz. The ones I don't like are the funk bass sounds (too high piched, slap) and the modern/indie rock bass sound.