I went to Speir music today to get some new strings and while there I played around on a Lakeland hollow body. Don't know what it is called but that thing was beautiful. It had 2 big Bartolini pups in it and was setup with flatwounds. Felt awesome. Even without an amp it had this great, colorful "thud" sound. That thing is a finger style groove machine. Wish I had $3000 to blow. I have also really started understanding why people like Music Man so much. I played a Stingray and a Sterling the other day for a good while and really began to appreciate that sound and feel. Nasty Growl!!! Finally, I played a good old P bass. It had the ash body with the natural body. I can't get over how nice those things sound. So smooth and fat.