This is intended for TB'ers to post your personal impressions of a bass you have on loan. Running it through your rig, perhaps you've set it up and/or changed strings. But, you've had it a while, maybe even gigged with it a time or 2. Here's a '74 Precision. I've had it over 6 months now and I've worked it over pretty good. Tried 3 different sets of strings on it, had the neck off, adjusted the truss rod, intonated it, adjusted the action, etc. I have gigged it about 1/2 dozen times. The last time with all of my ideals in place: my strings, set-up, playing music I personally like to play. My impressions are however are that it's only an ok bass. It has some vibe & some tone but they come at the expense of its overall difficulty to play. And I am a die-hard Precision guy. You really have to fight this bass for every note. Nothing comes easy and the D & G strings really die off all the way up the neck. yes, i have adjusted the PU's too. I had DR Sunbeams on it, prior to that Roto Swing Bass and prior to that, some DR Steels. Love the beefy neck though. Both my 2002 and my 2010 P-V play so nicely that I am not constantly having to focus on downward pressure to play notes. Being newer, they both have advantages a beater isn't going to have unless the '74 is re-fretted. Overall, it reinforces my experiences with used vs newer. Why spend similar amounts of money for a bass of questionable pedigree that's been modified to the point of significant value loss when a new or newer bass in the same price range will help you make music easier?