I've searched for threads on this, but can't find the answer. Is it primarily the type of pickups and the "passiveness" that makes a Pbass sound like it does? I have a cheap, no name part, very frankenstein Pbass that still sounds like... a Pbass. It's no Funkmachine, but it still gets the job done: Nice warm sound with some growl, sits well in the mix, and I love those mids. It'll do motown and rock just fine (not that I wouldn't want a MIA P, just doing what I can with what I bought.) So, just where does that sound come from?