Ok, so I'm looking for a P bass on a budget. I want something with *THUMP* and I'm thinkin' P with flats (or possibly a semi-hollow w/ flats?). I own and have owned Sx basses and think they're great. However I'm intrigued by the vintage Japanese copies. Hondo, Aria, Westone, etc. I know with some diligence I could find a vintage P copy for reasonably close to an SX. So, obviously some vintage Japan is better (and more expensive) than others. Is it worth trying to find a solid vintage Japanese bass or going with a SX which could save a little chedda, sill be good, but not be quite as cool?