Not sure if this question has ever been asked before (no I didn't do a search) but all of the recent postings of those gorgeous natural basses posted lately got me to wonder where all of you are on this. I own 5 basses and the most gorgeous by far is my ESP LTD B-4E. The other thing I'm wondering is all of your thoughts on how paint may or may not affect tone. Please vote: natural only, paint only, both, mixture of the two, different type of finish altogether. (you can vote for all that apply) Also give me your thoughts on how you think paint may or may not affect the tone of your bass.