Ok, first of all...if this is in the wrong forum sorry, moderator please feel free to move it. I recently was at GC trying out a few basses. I loved the tone of an Ibanez SR370 that I tried out. It was a beautiful instrument, and had a great balance and overall feel, but I prefer a chunkier more Fender like neck, so I bought something else. But the Ibanez got me thinking. I started on a p-bass copy, so I learned the basics on that type of neck. But I am also a guitar player and on the Ibanez style necks, I find myself naturally wanting to jump all over the place and play fills, a lot more than I ever would on the Fender style necks. If I had started on an Ibanez, I'm almost certain that I would have turned out to be a more "flashy" player, rather than the more "in the pocket" type of player that I am. By the way, I'm not suggesting that there is anything wrong with being a flashy player, just that it's a different approach. So my question to both Fender players and Ibanez players--do you feel that the neck profile you initially chose has influenced your development as a player. Or is it just the old lead guitar player in me, feeling something familiar in the slim Ibanez neck profile. In other words, are most of you Ibanez players flashy, and the Fender players not. Personally, the two die hard Ibanez players that I know ARE both flashy---but both are also primarily guitar players, and don't consider bass as their primary instrument...so I won't count them.