I was playing around with this MIM P-bass at a store yesterday and while I loved the ugly mid-rangy bark, I thought the scooped, smily face sound is pretty good too. I was playing through an amp that had a 4-band EQ and after boosting up the low-mids and highs and cutting the high-mids, that Pbass was begging to be slapped. A lot of people don't like P-basses for slapping but I loved it. So, here's my plan: get a Mexican PBass off of ebay, sunburst in colour. Shield it, like I did with my mexican jazz. Put a Gotoh-201 in and a tortoise pickguard. Get the EMG-EXB bass expander circuit and a concentric pot for my volume and passive tone. I'll also put a passive/active switch in it so I can switch between my passive tone control and the EXB preamp easily. The only problem is that I'll need to put a batery somewhere and taking off the pickguard every time I want to change the battery would be a pain. What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea?