Just curious about opinions on what particular ingredients make a bass that sounds crisp and clean and articulate with chord voicings, both up high and down low? Think Anthony Jackson style chordal playing - more "guitar-like" in some regards - with superb clarity in the lowest registers. Let's put aside technique for this discusion. Yes, it's an important ingredient, but I'm less concerned about that just now. So is it neck wood/material, body wood/size, construction, pickups, electronics, strings, hardware (high mass, low mass, etc.), solid or chambered body, etc? Personally, I'll play chords on just about any bass if the music calls for it, but obviously some combinations work better than others. I have some of my own opinions, but I'd rather not share till I get some discussion. So get to it! Discuss!