I just need to say something. I have three basses. A MusicMan Sterling, a Lakland Decade and a Fender P Bass. I usually rotate through them every few weeks and enjoy them all very much. BUT ,only one has the ability to surprise and excite me every time I come back to it after not playing it for a while. My P Bass. I'm not even sure why. But without fail I find myself just giddy when I hit that first perfect P Bass sounding note after being away from it. The tone is everything I've loved about bass since I was a kid. I never fiddle with the sound on my amp when I play my P Bass. It sounds good no matter what the settings. It even sounds good in spite of any sound problems a particular room might present at a gig. I notice that I get less sound tweeking attention from the sound guys when I bring my P Bass. When I ask about my level or tone the answer is always "fine". But I realize that the answer is really "perfect". Yes....perfect. Every time. Now go love on your P Basses people.