I know these basses are regularly worshipped on this board, but something happened yesterday that bears mentioning. The bass I use for practice at home most of the time is a Fender Roscoe Beck IV. I really like it, both in how it plays and how it feels. I've been working for a week or two on a song I found hard to play well-it's got a lot of fast and tricky parts, and has been hard to get down exactly the way I want it. So yesterday, because I'm going to be using my Sad PJ4 at the gig, I practiced with it on this song for the first time. It was easy. I played the part I had been struggling with on a perfectly good bass. However, something about the ergonomics of the PJ made the song almost effortless. There actually is something special about these basses, for me. I guess that's why I have a fretless on order and will never part with my PJ.