Browsing the ESP site I discovered that Whitechapels (not a fan) bassist switched from a Fender P bass to a ESP Viper with active EMGs. Which really made me ask myself what makes someone, who has played Fender P basses for several years, just wake up one day and decided to switch to a ESP with EMGs. I'm pretty sure he's played just about every brand of bass there is in the past but still always used a fender. I think it has something to do with their three guitarists getting signature models from ESP... then again that's a huge difference in tone. Fender P's sound nothing like a ESP with EMGs.