i got my TRB JP2 last February and completely loving it. but i noticed that something is missing. it turns out, its the sound that i really love, its the SLAP TONE. finger style the JP2 cuts like a butter in the band mix, balanced low end and clear tone that's perfect for finger style. but when i slap, that's when i lose the bottom and the output level. it must be the bass, because i saw some videos and it sounded fine on slap style. but not the one i have. so i finally decided to let it go. a good friend of mine helped me find a TRB 5PII to swap my JP2. and in less than a week i got this almost brand new 5PII, its Abraham Laboriel Signature bass! this bass is a beauty! amazing feel, smooth everywhere! this bass is like 98% cosmetics wise, while my bass was like only 92% its a bit worn out, but still looking good! and the good thing, its just trade, no money involved. played it last saturday to check the tone... it was amazing! deep low end but not muddy, nice low mids, good brightness. cuts like a butter in the mix and it sounds IN YOUR FACE! plus a thunderous Low B! it has the tone character of my JP2 plus much more! and the most important thing, it has a wicked slap tone that i love! this bass is pure LOVE!