I finally understand why people like Fender J/P basses. I've hated them with a passion.. closest I could tolerate was MM/copies. They sound damn good. They're ugly as sin (IMO), but they sound amazing. Yes, I realize I'm a bit slow on the draw here esp. as I've been bassing for almost 10 years . One of those "A Hah!" moments.. (at mars music no less).