So I recently went on a little bass buying kick and I may or may not have more basses than I know what to do with. First came the 2002 MiM Precision Deluxe passive with the p/j and gold pickguard. You know the one. I loved this bass when I first bought it but have since bought another Precision: A Squier CV 60's P (along with a VMJ5 but that's another story). The Squier crushes the Fender. It sets up better for me (gets super low). It's lighter. The neck is to die for. It's even prettier (Sonic Blue > Red). And the main selling point is the TONE! I bought it used and the guy said he put a MiM Standard P pickup in it. The Fender sounds dull and lifeless compared the CV, even though the CV has foam mute under the bridge cover, the Fender sounds much deader. They are both strung with GHS PressureWounds. They both came with round wounds on them and with those they obviously sound different, but the comparison between the two is the same. The CV just sounds so much better. It's punchy. It's full. I want to love my Fender again. Why does it sound so different even though they both have MiM pickups (the "deluxe" ones can't be that much different)? Or is it the P/J thing sucking some of my tone (I never use the bridge pickup)? Do you think a change of pickups would liven up this bass a little? It just doesn't have any balls. I hate selling my instruments and the hassle of it, but I have been considering it. It just pains me to see it sit in the closet in favor of a bass I spent half as much on. What would you guys do with it? I love everything about my CV and have no desire to change anything about it. Is this reason enough to get rid of the Fender? Don't forget I loved the Fender BEFORE I got the CV... When I get back to the house tomorrow I think I am going to sit down with the Fender since I haven't played it in awhile and check to see what the fine folks on TB have to say.