There are a lot of threads asking which bass or amp to buy. It seems, at times, that people make recommendations based on what they, themselves, prefer. I have my preferences too, but I wouldn't dream of playing a merengue gig on 4 string P with an SVT. Nor would I audition for Lenny Kravitz's band with an active 6. Often times, these threads turn into the usual debate about high end ~vs~ Fenders, or tube ~vs~ solid state. Each situation needs to be evaluated seperately. I think the advise given here would be a lot more valuable if we take ourselves out of the equation. I have recommended gear for people, that just wouldn't work for me. But, it isn't about me. It is about another bassist finding what works for them.