I finally have my "new" Fender AD P Bass in my hot little hands. Thanks to so many of you who helped me come to the conclusion that a P/J combo fits my needs so well. You were right! This model was not even on my original list of potential purchases, but is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I have been noodling around with it for a while. The P pickup booms and the J pickup snarls. Perfect. And the neck plays like a dream. When you kick it into active mode, the thing just explodes to life and becomes otherworldly. It was a used bass from an out-of-state Guitar Center that I had shipped. It's a $1699 bass that I got for $999, and it looks practically brand new. It was in such amazing condition that the original pickguard plastic and pickguard stickers were still on it. All it needed was a good polishing to get the fingerprints off of its sexy black finish. Even the hardshell case looks brand new. I also had the GC store manager throw in a free set of new strings, stainless steel flatwound. It is a 2012 model with a Deluxe P bass pickup (whatever "Deluxe" means) and a Fender N3 Jazz pickup, active/passive switch, blend pot, 3-band active EQ (18V), and a tone pot for passive mode (which I will likely never use). Thanks again for all your help in finding my "soul mate bass." Enjoy the pics. I also included a "family" portrait that includes my Music Man JP6 John Petrucci Signature Model in Cardinal Red Sparkle, and my Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus in Ice Blue Metallic.