I'm the dumbest bass player on the planet. It took some GAS to teach me that I didn't really need GAS to find a better fit. I'm not sorry I've added some nice basses to the stable, but I could have saved myself some cash if I were to just have used my noggin a bit. Here's my big revelation. After years of working outside in all types of brutal conditions (northern MI), my hands are beat to hell, and over the past few years I've constantly struggled with cramping and fatigue playing my J Bass. I've actually had my left hand lock up like a dead spider in the middle of tunes, having to physically straighten my fingers out with my other hand after struggling through to the end of the song. Relaxing my playing style, more concentration, and lots of stretching the digits helped, and I've learned to minimize it for the most part. It was still there though. Oh and did I mention I've used heavy gauge strings for 20+ years? So I've been GASsing for a new bass lately, and I've picked up a couple...this last one seemed to play so amazingly easy compared to the others. I though YES I've finally found the bass that fits me just right! I decided to rest the J for a while, which has brand new strings on it (heavy gauge). I figured for ships and giggles I'd swap them for the lighter gauge strings on the new bass which are pretty worn. All of a sudden, the J feels amazing and the new P not so much! DOH! So there you have it. Master of the Obvious I am not. I'm gonna take comfort over low end (which I'm not even sure I'll have to sacrifice too much), get me some light gauge strings and give my hands a much needed break!