a P bass? Ive had a SR5 as my only bass for about 4 years now. For the last year or so I've been trying to tame that puppy down some. I've been thinking of selling or trading for a jazz bass. So I went to a couple of my local stores and started trying out some jazz basses: Pedulla, Fender, Ken Smith, Warwick. But they all had the same sort of bright zingy tone. So just for the hell of it I tried a Fender P. Well wouldn't you know it, there it was, the tone that's been in my head lately. A freekin' Fender P. Deep, round, punchy as hell with a mellower top end than the Stingray5. And here I thought my ears where all sophisticated and they got tickled by a passive American P bass. I think I just found out what most of you already knew. The P bass just has THE sound So it looks like a 3 tone sun burst, alder, rosewood P bass with tort guard is in my not too distant future.