I am a big fan of double soap bars with coil tap too! Endless possibilities!! or call me control freak! haha I believe a lot of us would agree on the simplicity of P bass (for bass players to dial in the tone, just a volume and tone knob to play around) and the predictability for the sound engineers (especially when it is passive straight through an amp or DI with EQ flat). It just gives a great peace of mind for most of the people involved in live sessions. Though, if you have the luxury of a nice band and good sound engineer, you could really do anything.