As some of you may have seen from some prior postings, I recently acquired this lovely '66 P-bass which visually begs for many stories from it's active-duty past. My own theory was that it was a one-owner bass, and was professionally used for the majority of its 47yr life - very used, but well taken care of as it plays wonderfully. The very playable set-up and fresh/smooth condition of the frets belied the heavy-duty wear & tear of the wood, but the fingerboard showed much wear in the usual (3-4-5-6) fretboard locations. (most wear in A#-D#) I didn't have much to go on, but like an adopted child I wanted to know it's history. To visually explore it's 1966 siblings, I googled "66 P-bass - images" and this very bass appeared on the top of the first page! (and not from my recent tb posts!) Clicked and found it was (recently?) sold through Gbase (!) from a Seattle shop. I contacted the shop and learned (thanks Mike!) they got it from another shop briefly (guitar-traders/horse-traders/car-traders etc) and they were told it was originally owned by a prominent sessions player in Portland (Portland, Seattle, SF - the west coast tour) but that's all they knew and that they sold it "a number of months ago". I learned more from their sales copy; it had a 1-8 refret (made perfect sense and was a pro job so relatively seamless), a new-ish jack (again, understandable) and they also had pics showing the pg removed and the conforming '66 dates on pots and pu's. (hadn't done that yet!) The pu's were dated from Dec '66, so it's likely this bass was sold in '67. (or possibly it was a last minute christmas present!) I've sent emails to a couple of Portland vintage guitar shops hoping for more info like if they knew of this seasoned studio bass player who "played the hell" out of this beautiful beast. Part of my post here is throwing the net out as far as I can - if anyone reading this has any info related I would be very grateful. I will post updates as I learn more. My hope is that the original owner is still kickin' and since I visit Portland occasionally I would love to talk w/him about his life and this bass.