In my quest for the perfect bass I've come to a realization. Most instruments can be made to sound pretty good with the right guts and a good amp. That being said I like basses that are comfortable and play well first then I address the electronics. What are your best playing basses and why? I love my G&L L-2500 and my Lull PJ5. The G&L is lightweight, has a wonderful satin finished neck that is chunky but relatively narrow at the nut. The ultralight tuners prevent neck dive and the neck hardly moves with changes in the weather. My Mike Lull is a bit different but again the neck is very comfortable, it balances well and the ash body is amazingly lightweight. I don't know how he does it but I can get the action as low on that thing as any custom bass I've ever touched. The 35" scale gives me a nice string tension that remains tight when I down tune. Ready go!