I haven't had internet for a while, so I came to this thread late, but there was something I wanted to say... http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119030 In this thread, a TB user stated that Kubicki's were superior to P-Basses because the P-Bass is a "one tonal piece of crap". Then how can I tell automatically when a bassist is using a Kubicki, and I am continually surprised when I find out different tracks were recorded with a P-Bass? I mean, I haven't seen a Kubicki since, like the late '80's, while you can see P-Basses everywhere. Listening and reading a lot about the Jazz masters of the 50's and '60's, I thought about GAS, and came to the conclusion that this is something that is unique to electric players, and something that's really come about in the last 20 years or so... Most of the time, URBassists, saxaphonists, pianists, pretty much have one main instrument and get steadily better at it. They talk about playing the same instrument for 20 years or so. I can't think of an electric bassist or guitarist I know (myself included, until recently) who could hold onto a single bass or guitar for half that long! Maybe it's advertising or something. Oh well, fire away! Of course, this is just idle opinion, and I could be wrong. Dangerously close to name-calling there, fella.