After years of searching for "that tone" that was in my head I think I've finally found what I wanted. I've been through plenty of basses, amps, effects, strings and various other things and I think simplicity may have been the key to finding what I was looking for all along!! My current setup is as follows: 2013 Fender Am Standard P D'Addario Chromes (about a month in) Sansamp BDDI Ampeg Portaflex 350 Ampeg 115HE/210 I have been playing with this setup and also swapping in my 2007 jazz (wearing Roto 66s). I know this setup isn't anything too outside the box but boy do I love the options it gives me. I finally feel like this rig/basses/string combo gives me all the tones I need from heavy thump to warm and fuzzy to rough and clanky. My intention isn't to brag about my gear or say that this is THE setup for everyone. I'm sure it isn't. But just to merely express my joy with my current equipment. Dare I ask, is my GAS now a thing if the past? I'd also love to hear others' stories about when they finally found that elusive "tone in their heads."