A little over a week ago, I was going into my local Long & McQuade to see if they had received the barrel knobs I had ordered for my Fender Active Deluxe Jazz V. I wasn't a fan of the plastic ones on it & thought chrome would look great. I was waiting for the clerk to be free & browsing around, as usual. I noticed a new 3TS American Fender P hanging on the wall & thought something about it didn't look quite right. On closer inspection, I discovered that it was a 5 string. Now, I knew these existed, but I'd never seen one in person. I picked it up & started noodling songs from my band's lineup & found it quite easy to play. When the clerk came to see me, I had all but forgotten about the knobs. I plugged the bass into a Traynor 300W combo & played for about another 20 minutes. The tone on this was exactly what I had been looking for when I got the Jazz a few weeks prior. I was enjoying the bass, but wasn't seriously looking at purchasing one, as they run around $1400 new where I am. It was at this point that the clerk twisted my rubber arm & told me it was a used 2011 model for $999. Given that I had JUST spent $800 on my Active Deluxe NEW, this was a fairly doable price. I asked if I could put it on hold, and the clerk did, at no charge. I slept on it for a few days (the idea of purchasing it, not on the bass itself) and came to the conclusion that I HAD to have this bass. So, Monday rolls around & I strolled into the store, with my Jazz sitting in the car. I asked them if I could return the Jazz & get the P. They said yes, but there would be a restocking fee. The fee was minimal, so I ate that & walked out with the P. I have yet to put this thing down, since I got it home. Every spare moment is spent playing & tweaking it to perfection. The action's low, the neck is fast & the tuning is stable. I did order a set of D'Addario Chromes for it, but those are my string of choice on both of my Fenders. They should be arriving sometime next week. I want to find a good BWB pickguard to replace the tort with, too. My only gripe is that the Volume knob tapers off too fast & that the tone control could use a little more range. Minor issues in the long run. These also happen to be the first pictures I've taken with my new Lumia 920. The camera's pretty darn decent!!