This thread probably won't be of interest to those who are'nt fans of the P-bass tone; but if you happen to be one of those who love it, I'm curious as to your thoughts on what it is that gives these instruments their distinctive sound. I always thought that it was the mid positioning of the split pick up that did it, but when I play my bass acoustically, it still has that FAT low mid sound. I have other basses that have split P pick ups in them but they just don't sound anything like my P bass. What is it then, the shape of the bass? the resonance of the thin pressed steel bridge? etc, ect. Anyone got any thoughts on this?