How have your aesthetic tastes in bases changed over the years? What did you like 10-20 years ago… what do you like now? Why do you think your tastes have changed? (Or not changed) i will start. I used to listen to primus and was very influenced by the carl thompson scroll basses. Lots of wood… multi-laminate necks. Fenders were a bit boring to me. I wanted a carvin or pevey cirrus for a poor mans multilamanite neck. I wanted a fiver cause the bands i listened to played them. now i find too much wood (fancy burled this and that, flamed everything) a bit gaudy. I no longer crave the multi laminate necks. A rick 4003 is about as fancy as i want things. Fenders are now classic shapes to me and variations of the design trouble me. i have been leaning away from fancy woods and into solid… often bright colors (blame dingwall). Non fanned frets are starting to look visually strange to me (also blame dingwall).