When I switched over from guitar to bass in 2000 I really didnt know much about good bass tone. I remember picking up a P bass abd then not even plugging it in as the neck felt huge at the time. I ended up with a Jazz bass since it had the smallest neck of the basses I tried. Well for four years I have been tring to get the right tone but never can seem to get it. Then today I picked up a P bass BAM! there it was. The tone I have looking for. Even tho it was a MIM bass thru a peavy amp I could still hear the sound. The neck didnt even seem to big for me now. Of course I took lessons on an upright for a year so I guess nothing feels big now haha. Anyway, I have ordered a US Hwy 1 PBass. I guess the old formulas still work. Pbass + ampeg + flat strings = Badass tone.