In other words, it ALL hinges on how good the player is to start with.
My first bass was a 1962 Precision that I bought used in 1963. Next one was a 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 stereo. Following on from that I have been through a ton of weird & wonderful basses. According to friends relatives & engineers I sound pretty much the same on all of them.
Don`t care who you are, if you are a real bass player, your playing style should dictate the overall sound more than anything else. Nowadays I go straight into my computer via a focusrite Octopre LE then either BOD, SSL channel strip or Bass Professor as a plugin. They all work great. Current live rig is a pair of 10" Celestion neos powered by a markbass III but I have also had to use a nasty little Harley Benton a Hartke combo & a bunch of other stuff. It all works.
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