You start off your bass playing career with a Squier P bass because you've heard that everyone should own a P bass and you can't go wrong with them. After a few months of perusing the forums (when you should be practicing) you decide it's time to move up. So you buy a Warwick, one of the REAL German-made ones. You think you’ve got the best bass on your block! Think again. You need a Warwick that was made before 1990 because everyone knows the old ones are superior. Done! Wait a minute: Warwicks all have baseball bat necks and their owners sell them because the neck dive causes them to look like Quasimodo. All the great session players use Sadowsky. So you get your first boutique bass, a nice Sadowsky Metro. You’re all set right? No, it’s his import line. You have to get a NYC model, now you’re legit. What? Some folks don’t consider a Sadowsky boutique? Better get that Ken Smith. Ahh, that’s better. Huh? It’s a bolt on. Naaah, that’s not the real Smith sound. You need a neck through. OK, now you own one and you’ve got the best of the best. Whuzzat?!! People on Talkbass have sold their Smiths once they played a Fodera. Gotta get a Fodera now! You get that $10,000 Victor Wooten Yin Yang model. You decide you’re too afraid to play it out and you’re not good enough to justify a $10,000 bass. So in the end you wind up playing a Mexican P bass with flats. That is all. Good night.