After a whole year of playing I think I've worked out what I need from a bass - everything, and I want it in one package. So here she is, arrived 30 minutes ago. This is the bass that I thought of buying last year and probably should have bought last year. But then, what's another year as the song said. The other two, the P and J American Standards will now be sold. Maybe I'll keep my Stingray, maybe not. Depends on how my trials go this evening. She is 250 grams heavier that the standard, that's the extra pickup and the battery I guess. As far as I can tell, it sounds identical to the std in passive mode and turns into a real growler when the bridge pup is selected. Wish me luck and NO MORE GAS.