Welcome to the Fender Reggie Hamilton Appreciation Thread. So RHAT Packers unite! This is intended to be a one stop shop for everything these basses are. Does not matter if it's USA or MIM. Show 'em, list your mods, sound clips and vids, likes and dislikes, and so on. Have had mind for a few days now and honestly, for all the basses that I have owned (and there have been MANY w/at least 5 J's and a couple P's at one time or another, as well as an assortment of Spectors, Cirrus, Warwick, Yamaha, Modulus, G&L, Ricks, etc.) some costing more than three times what I got this for and this one is really knocking me out. Completely stock MIM. I posted this first impression in my NBD thread but I think it's as suitable to kick things off here: I have had many different basses, 4's, 5's and a 6er, in the past few years searching for something and they are all gone because often I just wanted to try something else and many just have not seemed right for me. That's the joy in trying them though. Very often I know before I even plug them in and quite honestly my expectations were really quite low on this model despite all the great things I have read because I know from past experiences it's all so subjective. But the initial looking over had me liking what I was seeing. Nice solid weight, pristine condition, good quality parts all over. Really liking that. And, this one has that certain brightness and 'zing' that I favor right out of the case (arriving, impressively, still in tune I might add). Played it unplugged for a while to get the feel. The Jazz neck is a bit thicker but that's no bother, similar to the Modulus VJ neck as I recall it. Tweaked a few screws to bring the action down some (and I think there's more improvement there as well) and plugged it into my little Korg headphone unit. Sounded good. yeah, yeah yeah, not bad. Oh, what's the little switch for? BAM! Active mode. The thing comes alive. Big balls, nice range, solid P sound and I always love the blended P/J sound. I once had a NT Czech Spector P/J setup w/ EMG's and it remains top two best sounding basses I have ever had. This really is a fine guitar, import or not and especially in this price range? I can't imagine many better.