ok !! i read many theads on this forum.and this is a bass related question.everybody here likes one brand or another for there own or other peoples reason.meaning this great player plays this or that so it must be good.i personally dont believe this.ive seen quite the opposite.ive seen people take the crappiest guitar and sound great and i know the equipment takes some responsiblity for this (meaning amps,effects,speakers etc,etc,)back to my question is the brand of guitar all that important in the way we sound ???or think we sound ???lets see some (IMHO'S)here. AND REMEMBER AS ALWAY'S ROCK TILL YA DROP !!!!