well, i brought my reverend to Guitar Center this morning, while all the B.C. Rich death metal urchins were still in high school, to try out some distortion pedals. after i was done (the proco rat is my favorite so far, btw) i A/Bed the revvie with some other basses. i was glad to get the chance to do this at last; i bought it sound-unheard because i'm just crazy like that. the verdict? it was unbelievable. the rumblefish XL ($750) beat out basses costing many hundreds of dollars more. american P-basses, american deluxe active Js, stingrays, ibanez, all stepped up to the plate and were unceremoniously smacked down. the only tone which i thought put up a good fight was that of the more expensive warwicks in the store. however, in the feel and versatility departments, the reverend completely owned warwick, along with all the previously mentioned basses. so, i found out that it wasn't just a matter of deluding myself into believing that i spent money on a great bass. the proof is in the puddin'. i realize that it's all subjective, but now more than ever i HIGHLY recommend picking up a reverend if you have the means.