I say paradigm shift because I have gone non-Fender and I bought used! From right here thru the Talk Bass Classifieds. First off, thanks to Duke 2004 for deciding to part with this lovely bass. Thanks also for the careful packing, inclusion of the hang tags and available literature, and...shipping to me a bass in superb condition. A 9.99997 out of possible 10. My 2002 American Standard and 2010 Precision V are very fine basses. Especially the P-5. It is very light, its tone fits almost any playing situation I am in and can maintain incredibly low action but, curiosity keeps us discovering. I wanted a non-Fender bass because my arthritis is not getting better, and this plays easier than the P-5. Both basses really are great instruments, but the Big Al owns the low B. Thunder, definition and clarity. The P-5 does well and it is a tone, vibe, mojo machine all its own. I expect both basses to be very busy. To keep things interesting, I have my ever reliable 2002 P-Bass to remind me to be simple & solid. Anyhow, no pics no bass right? The matching head stock was the clincher.