I think these two albums have the best bass tone I've ever heard. The first bass notes on Xanadu make me drool. I wish I could get a similar tone with a Fender. I just love the way they look and feel. I tried a Rick at my local music store and I didn't like the feel at all. The flat top really annoyed me. I have a P-Bass right now, and it's just boom, boom clanky sounding. I haven't been playing very long (about 10 months) but there has to be a way to get a more punchy, growly, floating bass tone like on these albums.