Good grief, is that the ashtray cover sneaking its way into focus there as well? Is there any depth to which I will not plumb? In fairness, this is a "have the right tool for the job" change, rather than trying to turn myself into some meme god or whatever today's yutes say. I've got a 4003 with nickel strings, and, having recently added a Jazz with Rotos, I can finally let this P Bass be the thump machine no amount of tweaking seems to deter it from being. I've played aggressive P's before... this ain't one of them! When I only had the Rick and P, the P would often get the nod for the Cover/Top 40 gigs, in addition to the soul/RnB/Motown gigs I'd pick up sometimes. Needing it to cover such a wide range of tunes live, I kept Rotos on it as well, to help with a fuller tonal spectrum. But now the J is set to step into the cover/Top 40 void, so I can just let this P be what it's always truly wanted to be. And probably any working bassist should have, or have access to, a P with flats; it's an iconic sound, and one you'll probably be asked to provide at least from time to time. Mind you, it's still wearing Rotos... just not the famous ones anymore!