As one who's had GAS for a Jerzy Drozd custom for a long time, this latest thread (NAMM preview: Jerzy Drozd) didn't help things much This longing for another bass had some subconscious effects on me - for example "I don't think this nails that tone, maybe a different wood combo and other p-ups & preamp will do it" or "my lows are not defined and punchy enough", etc. Then I thought of something - "when I got this bass, it was a huge improvement - maybe I've forgotten to value it" so I pulled out my old bass: an Ibeenhad SR300DX... Well, the "tone", if you can call it that... So dull and unlively that even zombies would bore themselves. Lacks mids, brittle highs. And all this without the highs rolled off with the tone pot. With highs rolled off, this would make any dub fans happy - but not a bass player... After about half an hour, I switched back to the Corvette... Now I remembered. All those tones I wanted were there. Mids came back, lows prowled and growled, and the notes were much more distinct. Killer P-bass tone with neck-p-up soloed, punch and growl with the bridge p-up. Moral of the story: Keep a cheapo bad bass around to know how much to appreciate what you have.