After reading numerous threads on here (I think I've read almost all of them!) I've read about everything from the high end special order luthier builds to the cheap SX's, Squires, etc. Now don't get me wrong, I have some decent basses that are well setup. But I find that I can play pretty much any bass thrown in my hands with no problems, Plugged into pretty much any amp that is loud enough and has at least the basic tonal controls. Where I live I get called up on stage very often to sit in for a few songs with bands other than my own. They hand me whatever bass they are playing plugged into what ever amp it is and when I play it, it sounds like me. At most I may make some minor adjustment on the eq, generally I prefer pretty much flat, Other than that, hand me a bass, plug me into an amp and I'm ready to play. I've played even cheap Rogues (and it is fretless) and had no problem jamming my a$$ off with it. Don't get me wrong, I like nice gear, but a tool is a tool and you work with whats in your hands and some how or another, it will sound like you.