I mean really, one guy picks up a bass and loves the tone, another picks it up and hates it. If I read these forums long enough I will start to question my own tones. I mean, the amount of $$$ and effort many spend for that magic tone when 95% of the audience could care less or not notice. I get it to some degree, but most are splitting hairs. Talk about dogs chasing their tails! How far have you gone or others you know?