Some guy at GC mentioned this to me the other day. He told me he practices on a cheap old Squire that cost him $200 and then he goes out and gigs with his American Fender P bass. He says practicing with a cheaper bass forces you to work harder and then when you get to playing with your regular bass, everything becomes plenty easier and your dexterity, proficiency, etc. improves. I've done it a bit recently, and I have noticed a different feel when I pick my up my usual ATK (I practice with a cheap ibanez gsr200) Thoughts, anyone?