***Questions answered!!! Thanks all!!! ***** I LOVE the LOOK of them, on some basses. Is there any actual POINT besides personal opinion on appearance? Does the material make a difference? (until <3 weeks ago it was "the thick black blocks with dots and there's of em next together,, after 25 yrs) so uhuh learned MASSIVE amounts in a VERY VERY short period, incl the history). So anything that isn't basic stick on youre cheapest starter bass, is new to me. And I habe a feeling this isn't one to Google, as I'm guessing variety of opinions. Tia!!!!