.. and its name is "P-Bass!" I read a lot of threads where folks advise you to play and practice until you find "your sound." I never really knew what that meant -- I always assumed it referred to "what you hear in your head when you think, 'Bass.'" Well, I've been playing & practicing (and trying lots of basses) and while I've come close, I never really had that "moment of clarity" until today. I have an old Yamaha BB1000 (1977 P-Bass equivalent) that I just strung with Labella DT flats. As I began to play, it hit me ... "This is what a Bass is supposed to sound like!" Deep & Round. Fat & chunky. This is the sound I grew up listening to and I love it! I don't think for a minute that this is what ALL basses/bassists should sound like. I also don't think this sound is appropriate for all idioms of music, nor should it be the only one that I should be able to produce. This is however, the sound I've been searching for since I first picked up the instrument a year ago and I just wanted to share that revelation with you guys!