What's next, paris hilton for president? I was in a local shop today, checking out the basses. Played a few. I saw three gibson basses hanging on the wal, but thought, I'm nog gui****, so I'm not gonna play a gibson. Untill the store owner said to me I should really check them out, so I took a Gibson moneymaker of the wal. It was AMAZING. It played really good and sounded incredible thunderous, deep and raw. Unlike anything I've ever heard. Now I'm looking for a new bass in the 1000-1200 range and the gibson was 1100. Although it really spoke to me, I would never buy it. The neck shape was a little odd (D-shape), it was short scale and looked a bit funny. Am I being to narrow minded or what? What do you guys think? Have you ever played gibson basses and liked them?