Hello- I'm new here at TB, and I'd like to take a poll of the players here about: What kind of sound do you go for? Are you into Dave Holland's sound? Scott LaFaro's? Ray Brown's? Marc Johnson's? Paul Chambers? How about John Patitucci or Jimmy Garrison's? Now, here's the thing: Don't respond "MY sound"....because we're all striving for our OWN sound...but some sounds really speak to us more than others and I'd like sound examples that inspire you... For example, I love all the players' sounds I mentioned, plus alot more. But, I decided at some point I liked a steel string sound as opposed to gut, with medium action, as opposed to low or high, and liked alot of sustain on my notes, as opposed to "short" notes. So the sound I describe, to me, is pretty close to the Dave Holland/John Patitucci sound. However, I'd give a toe to sound like PC any day. However, when I used gut strings, I still didn't sound like him IMO. I guess it also depends what style you play; for me, I play mostly standards and post bop tunes with alot of modern (Shorter/Metheny/etc.) in there. That sound works for that. If I was playing in an Ellington tribute big band maybe it wouldn't work so much...maybe it would (I've played in alot of big bands with that sound, just held the notes alot shorter). So, what are you going for and why? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.... Cheers.