I see a lot of advice to "go to your local music store and try out <insert bass>" That really just doesn't cut it for me. The only way I will know if I dig a bass is if I have it in my practice space for weeks and jam with it at meet ups (I don't really gig persay). Recording it as well is a big deal for me. Essentially take it through the honeymoon phase into reality. All that to lead up to the fact that I ditched my Stingray (Special) for a Am Pro P I just wasn't digging the SRS...at all. Could chalk it up to many factors....ultimately it just wasn't for me. The Am Pro P is decidedly for me....so far. We will see how it fairs past the honeymoon.